De Profundis - Audio CD
Published by SmartPass Ltd
Corin Redgrave's Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's letter to Lord Alfred Douglas is beautifully
performed and recorded entirely on location at HM Prison Reading
Redgrave reads eleven passages from De Profundis selected and edited by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, who introduces the performance with an audio essay
Produced by Roger Elsgood. Music specially composed by Jonathan Goldstein, and performed by Yoo Hong Lee
Oscholar's on-line reviewer says "Redgrave gets clear away from the ordinary conventions of reading aloud: we appear to be in Wilde's head as he composes his letter to Douglas. For this monologue intérieur, sometimes quizzical, sometimes forthright, sometimes self-aborbed, Redgrave adopts an Irish accent of considerable mellifluousness ... riveting to listen to a notable addition to any Wilde collection"
Running time 66 mins