Thomas Kilroy: Biography but with the Facts Changed

  • Graham Price


Thomas Kilroy’s Double Cross and the Secret Fall of Constance Wilde are the primary focus of this chapter as a means of demonstrating how Kilroy uses the life and work of Oscar Wilde to create drama in which life and art are fused and identity and subjectivity are revealed as forms of performance art. Kilroy’s use of historical characters for the purposes of fictional theatre reveals him as a Wildean dramatist who rewrites history because he believes that is the only duty he owes to history.

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  • Graham Price
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  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland

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