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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Savannah, GA

The Decorative Arts | The Savannah Theatre | Wednesday, July 5, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Wilmington Morning Star, July 8, 1882, 1

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Newspaper Report

Savannah Morning News, July 6, 1882

"The audience which filled the Theatre last evening was composed of the best class of our citizens."

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A rare Sarony positive negative

Wilde's Black Valet

The Atlanta Constitution, July 6, 1882, 7

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historical note

The Savannah Theatre
Chippewah Square, Savannah, GA (now 222 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401)

Built: 1818 (William Jay, architect)
Opened: December 4, 1818*
Seating: 1000
History: several fires, various remodeling, and a hurricane, all resulting in the redesign of its interior and exterior appearances
Today: extant as an unrecognizable movie theatre

* The oldest theatre in America at which Wilde lectured.

exterior1800s

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with pediment extended as Wilde knew it

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savannahtheatreremodeled1906

ACCOMMODATION

Screven House
1 East Congress Street, Savannah, GA

Opened: 1854 (Charles Sholl, architect)
Remodeled: 1857
Demolished: 1923

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Screven House in the 1880s

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