Last night, Helmut and I enjoyed a great evening of Oscar Wilde with Alan Stanford. One of the highlights for me was a look back at Wilde’s grand tour of America. Well, his sublimely gifted modern reincarnation, Stephen Fry, filmed his own tour of America for the BBC, and his perspective strikes quite a few chords in me, as well. Especially the way he ogles American college football.
See the great BBC series on YouTube here.
- PS: Alan Stanford also read one of Oscar Wilde’s lovely fairytales, The Happy Prince, and I’ve just discovered it online.
- PPS: Stephen Fry has just published a selection of Oscar Wilde’s Stories For All Ages – should be a good Christmas gift.