Everything you need to understand or teach Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann.
Richard Ellmann tells the story of Oscar Wilde, and uses extensive notes to document his findings. Ellmann pieces together the man, the genius, the artist, the aesthetic, and the infamy that the world of the 19th century comes to know as Oscar Wilde.
Wilde (October 16, 1854--November 30, 1900) grows up in Ireland and displays a knack, even a genius, for learning. He is not very athletic, and he leads his life by his own rules. He graduates from Oxford, but not without clashing with the authorities about time limitations and examinations. Genius cannot be concerned with these petty matters, or so Wilde seems to think, but the University authorities have different ideas about his philosophy. Eventually, Oscar leaves college with two things: a degree and a case of syphilis.
Oscar enters the working world ready to make his way. As many new college graduates discover, this is not very easy...
Oscar Wilde Lesson Plans contain 114 pages of teaching material, including: