Article Title

Stories Gone Wilde


Rebeca Wallin


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, James Zager, Oscar Wilde, Plays for Young Audiences, Garden

Document Type

Play Review


Children will be introduced to the works of a famous author in this play comprised of adaptations of stories from Oscar Wilde’s short works of children’s fiction including The Selfish Giant, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Remarkable Rocket, and The Happy Prince. Wilde’s classic sarcasm, quick wit, and ingenious highlight of the brutal, dark side of nature contrasts with acts of unbelievable love and selflessness in this adaptation which stays true to the language and basic plot in the original stories.