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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Cincinnati, OH

The House Beautiful | Grand Opera House | Sunday, June 11, 1882
(Afternoon)

Wilde's second lecture in Cincinnati.

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Newspaper Report

The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 12, 1882, 8

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This report described Wilde's laid back posture as an "I'm-ready-to-dodge-any-defunct-feline-or-unsavory-hen-fruit-that-may-be-shied-at-me attitude".

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Newspaper Notice

The Marion Star, June 13, 1882, 4

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Newspaper Report

The Milan Exchange, June 17, 1882, 4

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historical note

Grand Opera House (formerly Mozart Hall)
Vine and Longworth Streets, Cincinnati, OH

Built: 1853 (as the Catholic Institute)
Seating: c. 2,000
Destroyed (fire): January 22, 1901

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Burnet House
NW corner of Third and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH

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Opened: May 30, 1850
Closed: July 15, 1926, demolished

Wilde stayed at the Burnet House the eve of his lecture. However, it is unlikely he remained there a second night as he was in Memphis, TN the next day to begin the Southern leg of his lecture tour. This would also explain why his lecture was a matinee: to give him time to catch an overnight train.

For more on the Burnet House see Wilde's lecture in Cincinnati on February 23, 1882.

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