HMP Reading, the subject of Oscar Wilde’s poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol, was due to close on 20 December 2013, under government plans to replace four prisons with a super-prison. However, in.

LONDON: A British prison, once home to Oscar Wilde, is opening for public tours as part of. Wilde was held between 1895 and 1897 and wrote about his experience in his poem, The Ballad of Reading.

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It is likely to be the burial site of King Henry I. The prison building itself is of great historical interest not least because Oscar Wilde was incarcerated there and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

In May of 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of "gross indecency" and sentenced. A year later he published his poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He spent the rest of his life on the continent where he.

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Photographs of the only working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in have been. the soldier whose death is the subject of Wilde’s work The Ballad of Reading Gaol, were also found in the.

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The prison that incarcerated Oscar Wilde will open to the public for the. singer Patti Smith will be among those who will perform readings of Wilde’s work in the chapel at Reading Prison. Wilde was.

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Wilde dedicated The Ballad of Reading Gaol to ‘CTW’. Prof Stoneley said: “The well-known legend of Reading Gaol has, until now, focused almost exclusively on the tragedy of Oscar Wilde. The story of.

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The exhibition at Berkshire Record Office, called ‘Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol’ opens on October 22. * THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL: Left, a sketched plan of the Reading Gaol and, above centre, photos.

His epic poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was inspired by his experiences. 2013 was a reminder of its iconic role in the town’s history. "Oscar Wilde and his relationship with the prison therefore.

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The prison was made famous when it became the subject of the Oscar Wilde poem, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol, which details his experience behind bars. Mr Page added: "We’re not trying to put anybody off.

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In 2016, the prison where Oscar Wilde served time for ‘gross indecency’ featured. His time in prison was the basis for his final ever work ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’. a long poem that reflects on.

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol, poem by Oscar Wilde, published in 1898.This long ballad, Wilde’s last published work, is an eloquent plea for reform of prison conditions. It was inspired by the two years Wilde spent in the jail in Reading, Eng., after being convicted of sodomy. This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper, Senior Editor.

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Mr Brennan said: "It has a central place in Reading’s history. It would be a marvellous and rather unusual venue and I really hope something comes of it." The prison was the subject of inmate Oscar.

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In October, author Colm Tóibín will read Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis in its entirely at Reading. executions – which Wilde referred to in his famous long poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol – can still.

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The prison, which was immortalised in Oscar Wilde’s poem, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol, closed as part of plans to replace four prisons with one super-prison.

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Oscar Wilde was incarcerated there between 1895 and 1897. an extended letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – written by Wilde in his prison cell – and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, composed after.

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated there between 1895 and 1897, enduring the Separate System, a harsh penal regime designed to eliminate any contact between prisoners. After his release Wilde immortalised.

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