Thursday, October 16, 2014
October 16: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde
Scandalous author, incurable wit, and patron saint of cheeky wags, Oscar Wilde was born on this day in 1854. His work became a mainstay on radio, with plays such as An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Picture of Dorian Gray being regularly adapted.
His biting aphorisms make his work ideal for delivery by comedic radio actors. Though he may have found the sentiment trite, we bid a happy birthday to playwright Oscar Wilde.