Wilde stories is an artistic transmedia project based around Oscar Wilde’s fairytales “The Happy Prince and Other Tales” (1888).
Athena Media brings together Irish creatives, including composer Michael Gallen and visual artist Felicity Clear to re-imagine the stories in a broadcast collaboration with RTE Lyric FM.
Wilde Stories will create a radio broadcast series complete with readings of Wilde's fairytales and commentary on Wilde's life works narrated by Robert Sheehan, as well as an original suite of music written by Michael Gallen and a series of artworks by Felicity Clear. Michael's work will be performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra and Cor na nOg
Michael Gallen and Felicity Clear are coming together to produce a truly inspiring collaborative body of work. While these two artists evoke their own interpretations of these timeless stories, their work stands alone and equally interweaves creating a harmonious expression of Wilde's work.
The taster here, which includes an excerpt 'The Happy Prince' as read by Robert Sheehan, is just a sample of the beautiful creations yet to come in 'Wilde Stories'.
Wilde Stories is an Athena Media production made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTE Lyric FM and Dublin City Council.
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