The following free online resources may be of interest. Note that these sites are not maintained by the Oscar Wilde Society.
Our member Tine Englebert wrote her PhD on Wilde on musical adaptations of of Oscar Wilde’s works. Her thesis contains a list of over 500 musical adaptations, grouped by the work they are based on.
Oscar Wilde in America
John Cooper maintains an active and thoroughly researched website covering every aspect of Oscar’s visits to America – and more.
The Importance of Being Earnest – Critical Commentary
Professor Joseph Donohue has compiled a comprehensive inventory of critical responses to Oscar Wilde’s best-loved play.
‘The Portrait of Mr. W.H.’ – Extended Edition Including Manuscript
COVE, Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education, is publishing a new digital peer-reviewed edition of Wilde’s extended edition of ‘The Portrait of Mr W.H.’ This edition will likely be of interest to many Wilde scholars, particularly since it contains full holograph imaging of the manuscript of Wilde’s edited notebook held by the Rosenbach Library and Museum in Philadelphia. It has been the work of several years, much academic input (including from OWS members like Geoff Dibb), and required academic grant funding as well as permission from Merlin Holland, grandson of Wilde and honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society.
Learn about this edition of ‘The Portrait of Mr. W.H.’ and see the online gallery of images
Mason Library – Hisao Honma Collection
This is an online archive of the Hisao Honma collection, held in the Mason Library at the Jissen Women’s University in Japan. It includes a large collection of materials belonging to Wilde’s son Vyvyan Holland, his friend and literary executor Robert Ross, and bibliographer and book dealer Christopher Millard (alias Stuart Mason). Hisao Honma was the first Japanese translator of De Profundis and a prolific writer on fin-de-siècle English literature. Included are several volumes of news clippings related to Wilde. The site has both Japanese and English sections.
Scéalta Grá na hÉireann (Irish Love Stories) – Oscar Wilde agus Alfred Douglas
This documentary film was produced by TG4, the Irish language TV channel, and covers Oscar’s love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas. It’s in Irish Gaelic, with English subtitles.