Some day I will show the world what it is; and for that reason the world shall never see my portrait of Dorian
One of our first reads was Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian
On the day the troika finally agree the terms of any loan with our government, the fabric of your umbrella will start to shred, rather like the portrait of Dorian
The only reason God has spared him is as a daily reminder of the awful decay of the portrait of Dorian
MATTHEW Bourne's latest endeavour takes Oscar Wilde's Portrait of Dorian
Gray and transports the tale into the present day as a bitter indictment of the cult of celebrity and search for everlasting youth.
Updating the work to Dorian being a supermodel (as in Duncan Roy's 2006 Portrait of Dorian
Gray) surrounded by legions of other vapid models, he ceases to be special.
This problem is indeed foreshadowed in his earlier refusal to show his portrait of Dorian
to an all-too-curious public and to hold his heart "under their microscope" (15).
Is there a Portrait of Dorian
(or Donny-an) Grey syndrome happening here?
Q CAN you settle a dispute - did Dennis Price star in the film, Portrait of Dorian
David Patrick Stearns in USA Today panned The Portrait of Dorian
Gray as "pretty and gutless" ("Thomas Ades Composes Classical Mix of Good, Bad," USA Today, 28 December 1999, final edition, being a ranking of ten of 1999's "bests" and ten "worsts" in classical music), while Michael White noted that "Although Dorian' isn't the kind of opera anyone writes anymore in Britain.
POWELL POWER: Robert Powell takes on the dark Wilde play, The Portrait of Dorian
Gray, which is in contrast to his comedy work with Jasper Carrott in The Detectives,below
It's tempting to think he wants to preserve beauty exactly as it was in the moment the picture was taken-a portrait of Dorian