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Theatrical links and war heroes in Bedford Park, Chiswick – House Historian

In looking through the 1891 census for Bath Road, which runs along the boundary of Bedford Park, I found the widowed, Marie Saker, recorded as an actress. She was living … Continue reading

01/18/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • OSCAR WILDE • Acting

“I love acting. It is so much more real than life.” – Oscar Wilde

12/23/2016 · 1 Comment

Archive Review • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST • Ridiculusmus @ Barbican Pit • 2005

No sooner have we had The Tempest at the Globe with all the parts played by three male actors than BITE:05 brings us Oscar Wilde’s great comedy with nine roles … Continue reading

02/20/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST • Oxford Playhouse [tour] • 2005

Many years ago, I listened to a famous conductor talking on the radio about the problem of including well-known pieces in concert programmes. “To many in the audience,” he said, … Continue reading

02/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • NOËL COWARD • Oscar Wilde

“Am reading more of Oscar Wilde. What a tiresome, affected sod” Noël Coward

12/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • OSCAR WILDE • An Ideal Husband

“Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.” An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (Act II) … Continue reading

09/22/2015 · Leave a comment

On This Day • Quotes • OSCAR WILDE [1854-1900]

On this day—16th October—in 1854 was born the incomparable writer, poet and dramatist Oscar Wilde. To celebrate his birthday, I give you various quotes by and about him collected at … Continue reading

10/16/2014 · 5 Comments