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The portrait of Dorian Gray at the Ranelagh Theater Paris 16th

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Desires: Psychological portrait, Classical theater, Victorian era, masterpiece

Location: Théâtre Ranelagh, Paris 16th

Start date: October 21, 2023

End date: April 13, 2024

Duration: 1h35


"The Picture of Dorian Gray" on stage offers a captivating interpretation of the famous eponymous novel by Oscar Wilde. Adapted for the stage by Thomas Le Douarec, this particular production seduces the public with its fidelity to the story while injecting a new life to the timeless story.

The plot revolves around Dorian Gray, attractive young man from Victorian London, whose portrait, by artist Basil Hallward, is aging and bears the marks of his sins, leaving Dorian preserved. Obsessed with eternal youth, Dorian embarks on a quest for pleasure and debauchery, letting his portrait become a reflection of his moral decline.



This work explores complex themes of morality, vanity, and decadence, highlighting the disastrous consequences of the desperate quest for eternal youth and the satisfaction of impulsive desires.


Our opinion: The staging of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" stands out for its carefully orchestrated visual aesthetic, capturing the gothic and decadent atmosphere of the Victorian era.

The performances of the actors live up to expectations, with a gripping interpretation of Wilde's complex characters. The psychological exploration of the characters, particularly that of Dorian Gray, is meticulous, providing depth and nuance to the already rich story.

This stage adaptation succeeds in capturing Wilde's complex plot and moral philosophy while providing a gripping visual and emotional experience. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" on stage thus reveals itself to be an immersive theatrical journey, inviting the audience to reflect on moral choices and the consequences of the eternal quest for youth and aesthetic perfection.



Desires: Psychological portrait, Classical theater, Victorian era, masterpiece

Location: Théâtre Ranelagh, Paris 16th

Start date: October 21, 2023

End date: April 13, 2024

Duration: 1h35


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