The Abbey Theatre’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Galway Review

Drew Dunlap is an actor, director, playwright and reviewer from New York, currently living in Galway. He has a BA in Theatre and Psychology from Hofstra University and is in the process of receiving a MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from NUIG. You can see more of his reviews in his blog (The Glawegian New Yorker).

The Abbey Theatre’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Drew Dunlap

“All art is quite useless.”

Quite a start to a play adapted from a book about a portrait. Of course, this is a well-known quote from Oscar Wilde, and not the first to be heard in The Abbey’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. It drips with Wilde and his genius, and that’s how any production from his work should be. It can’t be hidden: I am a longtime admirer of Wilde, his work, and his life. This show does him…

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