Commentaries on Individual Plays VII

Vera; or The Nihilists

Bird, Alan. The plays of Oscar Wilde. NY: Barnes & Noble, 1977, 11-28

Brasol, Boris. Oscar Wilde: the man, the artist, the martyr. NY: Scribner’s, 1938, 85-91: ‘Vera—a faute de jeunesse

Counter, Andrew J. ‘One of them: homosexuality and anarchism in Wilde and Zola.’ Comparative Literature 63 2011 345-65 (part on the play)

Eltis, Sos. Revising Wilde: society and subversion in the plays of Oscar Wilde. Oxford: Clarendon Pr., 1996, 27-54

Jenkins, Anthony. The making of Victorian drama. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991, 197-201

Klaus, H. Gustav. ‘Rebels on the stage: turn-of-the-century plays by Wilde, Galsworthy, Jones and Lawrence.’ Pp 103-09 in Klaus & Klaus Garber, eds. Die Wunde der Geschichte: Aufsätze zur Literatur und Ästhetik: Festschrift für Thomas Metscher zum 65. Geburtstag. Cologne: Böhlau, 1999 (103-05 on the play)

Kohl, Norbert. Oscar Wilde: the works of a conformist rebel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989, 33-41

Nelson, Walter W. Oscar Wilde and the dramatic critics: a study in Victorian theatre. Lund: Bloms, 1989, 1-7

Pestka, Dariusz. Oscar Wilde: between aestheticism and anticipation of modernism. Torún: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Miko»aja Kopernika, 1999, 70-72: ‘Vera, or The Nihilists: a combination of political and romantic drama’

Reed, Frances M. ‘Introduction.’ Pp xi-lxviii in Wilde. Vera; or The Nihilists. Ed. Reed. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Pr., 1989

—–. ‘Oscar Wilde’s Vera; or The Nihilists: the history of a failed play.’ Theatre Survey 26 1985 163-77

Rowell, George. ‘The truth about Vera.’ Nineteenth Century Theatre 21 1993 94-100

Worth, Katharine J. Oscar Wilde. London: Macmillan, 1983, 23-38: ‘A revolutionary start: Vera or The Nihilists

 A Wife’s Tragedy

Shewan, Rodney. ‘Oscar Wilde and A Wife’s Tragedy: facts and conjectures.’ Theatre Research International 8 1983 83-95

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