Our next meeting will focus on

The Portrait of Mr W.H.

by Oscar Wilde
Thursday, 18th June,
at 7 pm ONLINE

The story is about an attempt to uncover the identity of Mr W.H., the enigmatic dedicatee of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
It is based on a theory, originated by Thomas Tyrwhitt, that the Sonnets were addressed to one Willie Hughes, portrayed in the story as a boy actor who specialized in playing women in Shakespeare’s company. This theory depends on the assumption that the dedicatee is also the Fair Youth who is the subject of most of the poems. The only evidence for this theory is a number of sonnets (such as “Sonnet 20”) that make puns on the words ‘Will’ and ‘Hues.’

You do not have a copy of Wilde’s work? Do not worry, we deliver it directly at your doorstep. Send us a mail, and we will organise the delivery.  Support us, support your local bookstore.


Let’s go WILDE!

The bookshop has started a series of events talking about the Oscar Wilde’s plays, life  and his aphorisms.

Everybody is welcome, and it is free of charge! Write us an email to let us know if you want to join our group through a ZOOM Meeting:
info@il-libro.it

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