San Francisco, CA - Platt’s Hall, “The English Renaissance”

MARCH 27, 1882

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
03 27 San Francisco, CA - Platt’s Hall
“The English Renaissance”
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Reno Evening Gazette Mar 28, 1882 . p.2 col. 2:
TODAY'S NEWS | Press Dispatches to Evening Gazette | WESTERN |
Oscar Wilde in San Francisco |
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28. |

Oscar Wilde delivered his first lecture at Platt's Hall last evening. A full audience of the best social element was present and received the "apostle of aesthetics" civilly and pleasantly.

..His subject was "English Renaissance" and the substance of the lecture was a plea for the cultivation of the artistic sentiment.

There is the usual cynical editorial on the same page (col. 1) treating Wilde as a curiosity. It is entitled THE LATEST REFORMER and sympathizes with the people's long-suffering patience at the "inconsistency and impudence" of the "dreamy-eyed" Oscar.

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