Drama Society Play: The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty so that a portrait bears the burdens of age and sin in his place. Though he initially believes this will allow him to act on every impulse without consequences, he soon finds that his new freedom has come at a terrible price. The novel shocked Victorian audiences with its exploration of hedonism and implied homosexuality, and this new adaptation for the stage restores dialogue from Oscar Wilde's original manuscript, which was heavily edited before its publication in 1890. On February 29, this play became the first student production in Oxford to be live-streamed to a remote audience.