For this series Paul Loosley examines the broad cinema canon of a couple of fiercely intelligent playwrights; both Dublin-born, who, while both having much to say about London society.
Oscar Wilde was a confirmed aesthete and a lover of all things beautiful. His work reflected both his self-declared wit and was peppered with Lords and Ladies and set in London townhouses.
George Bernard Shaw on the other hand was a confirmed socialist, pacifist and Christian. Frowning on the disparity between the idle rich and the hard-working poor, Shaw managed to lighten his burdensome political statements with clever metaphor and an equally superlative wit.
Before each screening Paul will discuss each film for approximately 30 minutes, giving insights into the playwright, the play and the production of the film. Altogether an interesting, instructive and enlightening evening that will also contribute to the welfare of one of London’s most historic and beautiful places of worship.