Adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Film and television
Listed in chronological order of release or broadcast.
- Dorian Grays Portræt (1910)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1913)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1915)
- Directed by Eugene Moore.
- The Picture of Dorian Grey (1916)
- Directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and Mikhail Doronin
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1916)
- Directed by Fred W Durrant; screenplay by Rowland Talbot
- Starring Henry Victor as Dorian Gray; Sydney Bland as Basil Hallward; Jack Jordan as Henry Wotton; Pat O'Malley as Sibyl Vane
- Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1917)
- Directed by Richard Oswald; screenplay by Richard Oswald
- Starring Bernd Aldor as Dorian Gray; Ernst Ludwig as Basil Hallward; Ernst Pittschau as Henry Wotton; Lea Lara as Sibyl Vane
- Az Élet királya (1918)
- Directed by Alfréd Deésy; screenplay by József Pakots
- Starring Norbert Dán as Dorian Gray; Gusztáv Turán as Basil Hallward; Bela Lugosi (credited as Arisztid Olt) as Henry Wotton; Ila Lóth as Sibyl Vane
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
- Directed by Albert Lewin; screenplay by Albert Lewin
- Starring Hurd Hatfield as Dorian Gray; Lowell Gilmore as Basil Hallward; George Sanders as Henry Wotton; Angela Lansbury as Sibyl Vane; Sir Cedric Hardwicke as the narrator.
- Lansbury was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Considered by many to be the best version, although a love interest not found in the novel appears; Basil Hallward's niece played by Donna Reed. The film won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and is remarkable for its crisp, deep-focus black-and-white photography, and a handful of Technicolor inserts of the portrait, which exists in two versions: one representing Basil Hallward's original effort, painted by Henrique Medina, and the corrupted portrait, by noted painter of macabre and grotesque subjects, Ivan Albright. The picture took Albright a year to finish and currently hangs at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Armchair Theatre: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) (made-for-television)
- Golden Showcase: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) (made-for-television)
- El Retrato de Dorian Gray (1969): A telenovela produced by Televisa
- Dorian Gray, also known as The Evils of Dorian Gray or The Secret of Dorian Gray (1970)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973) (made-for-television)
- Directed by Glenn Jordan; screenplay by John Tomerlin
- Starring Shane Briant as Dorian Gray; Charles Aidman as Basil Hallward; Nigel Davenport as Henry Wotton; Vanessa Howard as Sibyl Vane
- This film, which was presented as an entry in the ABC network's Movie of the Week series, was produced by Dan Curtis, who was previously the creator/producer of the ABC afternoon daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, which featured a storyline clearly inspired by Wilde's novel, in which a portrait of Quentin Collins aged grotesquely while Collins himself remained youthful. Made virtually immortal by the portrait, Collins, a man born in 1870, turned up at his ancestral home one hundred years later using the pseudonym Grant Douglas, the initials of which (though reversed, perhaps so as to avoid being too obvious) may have been a nod to the character of Dorian Gray.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) (made-for-television)
- Le Portrait de Dorian Gray (1977)
- Directed by Pierre Boutron; screenplay by Pierre Boutron
- Starring Patrice Alexsandre as Dorian Gray; Denis Manuel as Basil Hallward; Raymond Gérôme as Henry Wotton; Marie-Hélène Breillat as Sibyl
- The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983) (made-for-television)
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
- Pact with the Devil, also known as Dorian (2004)
- Dorian (2004)
- Written and Directed by Brendan Dougherty Russo
- Starring Andrew Vanette as Dorian Gray; Stephen Fontana as Basil Hallward; Michael Multari as Henry; Danielle Matarese as Sibyl Vane
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (2004)
- Directed by David Rosenbaum; screenplay by David Rosenbaum
- Starring Josh Duhamel as Dorian Gray; Rainer Judd as Basil Ward; Branden Waugh as Harry Wotton (Lord Wotton is referred to as Harry and Henry in the novel); Darby Stanchfield as Sibyl Vane; Brian Durkin as James Vane
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (2006)
- Directed by Duncan Roy; screenplay by Duncan Roy
- Starring David Gallagher as Dorian Gray
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007)
- Directed by Jon Cunningham; screenplay by Jon Cunningham and Deborah Warner
- The Picture (of Dorian Gray) (2009)
- Directed by Jonathan Courtemanche; script by Neal Utterback
- Starring Hanna Dillon, Lawrence Evans, and Miles Heymann
- Dorian Gray (2009)
- Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray has been produced as an audio-book many times, with narrators including Hurd Hatfield (who starred as "Dorian" in the 1945 film), Martin Shaw, Edward Petherbridge, Simon Callow, Simon Prebble, Simon Vance, Stephen Fry, Rupert Graves, Michael Sheen, Steven Crossley, Greg Wise and Michael Page.
- An adaptation of the story was broadcast on ABC's Mystery Time in 1957 starring Laurence Olivier as Lord Henry Wotten.
- An adaptation of the story was broadcast on the CBC's Stage Series in 1950 with Mavor Moore as Basil Hallward.
- An adaptation of the story was broadcast on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater on August 7, 1974.
- A two-part adaptation of the novel by Nick McCarty was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, subsequently on BBC Radio 7 and BBC Radio 4 Extra, starring Ian McDiarmid as Henry Wotton and Jamie Glover as Dorian.
- An audio adaptation of the novel starring Alexander Vlahos, dramatised by David Llewellyn and directed by Scott Handcock was released by Big Finish Productions in 2013. and accompanies their modern reimagining of the character in their original series, The Confessions of Dorian Gray.
- "The Wedding Present", a short story in the anthology Smoke and Mirrors (1998) by Neil Gaiman re-imagines the story from the perspective of a modern newlywed wife. Characters in "The Wedding Present" make several references to the similarities between their situation and the original novel.
- The Detritus of Dorian Gray is the name of a book of poems written by Kevin Max,[year missing] which includes an entry also titled The Detritus of Dorian Gray.
- Dorian, an Imitation (2002) is a modern take of the original book, written by Will Self. It updates the original by placing events in June 1981, a time according to Self when "Britain was in the process of burning most of its remaining illusions."
- A Portrait of Dorian Gray (2005) is the fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld's rendition of the novel in photography. The models Larry Scott and Eva Herzigova star as Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Gray.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007) is a graphic novel adaptation by Roy Thomas for Marvel Illustrated.
- The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray (2013) is a Gothic-erotic horror novel written by Mitzi Szereto in which she resurrects Dorian Gray (his "death" having been faked), continuing the story from the time of his supposed death up to the present day.
- Family Portrait (also published as Picture of Evil, 1985) is a horror novel by Graham Masterton in which he appropriates Wilde's aging portrait to a whole family.
- Dorian Gray and Basil Hallward both briefly appear as fictional characters in the erotic graphic novel Lost Girls, in a faux-Wilde homosexual erotica read by one of the secondary characters.
- Mirror, Mirror (1992), a horror novel by DE Athkins that updates the setting to a high school and makes the protagonist a female. After being befriended by a mysterious new student who gives her a mirror as a birthday present, Dore finds her reflection becoming more and more ugly, even as she appears lovelier, coinciding with her increasingly nasty personality.
Plays and musicals
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- A theatrical production of The Picture of Dorian Gray was staged by John Osborne in the mid-1970s.[when?]
- The musical based on the novel by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, from Gunar Braunke's idea and English-language words, the Hungarian musical composers Mátyás Várkonyi and János Ács make libretto. Music by Mátyás Várkonyi. It was premiered Rock Theatre in 1990. Mátyás Várkonyi’s Rock Theatre toured all over Europe with the musical. The English version of the musical (Duncan Shiels) premiered in London in 1995. The German-language version of Dorian Gray (Michael Kunze, Gunar Braunke) toured in Germany for years, and also in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland.
- The Canadian playwright Ted Dykstra, along with lyricist Steven Mayoff, wrote a musical titled Dorian based upon the book. The musical premiered in 2002 and is set in the late 1900s, with the character of Dorian transformed from a member of the idle rich to an aspiring young model.
- In 2006, a Czech musical based on the novel premiered in Prague.
- In 2007, Australian production house Diatomic Productions commissioned playwrights Greg Eldridge and Liam Suckling to adapt the novel into a three-act play. The world premiere of this work (held on May 22, 2008) sold out its season before Opening Night and returned to a second season of sell-out shows as part of the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival in October.
- Choreographer Matthew Bourne's contemporary dance adaptation of the story, titled "Dorian Gray" made its debut at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2008.
- In 2008, Canadian playwright Ian Case adapted the story as a site-specific 90-minute grand-guignol style production, staged at Robert Dunsmuir's Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C., the most recent in a series of Halloween productions which started in 2000.
- A musical adaptation of the book by young theatre company Kangaroo Court ran at the Tabard theatre, Chiswick in 2008. The updated version centres on celebrity obsession and excesses.
- In 2000, Dorian, a musical with book, music & lyrics by Richard Gleaves, premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House starring Tom Stuart and Sutton Foster (as the invented character of Sister Claire)
- Dorian the Remarkable Mister Gray: A Portrait in Music, is a new stage musical version of, with music, lyrics, and book by Randy Bowser. The work had its premiere at Pentacle Theatre in Salem, Oregon, in 2008. A Russian version is being produced in Moscow, at The Stas Namin Cente. The show is represented exclusively by Michael Butler, the original producer of Hair on Broadway.
- In January 2009, Dorian Gray was adapted and directed by Linnie Reedman, with music by Joe Evans. Produced by Ruby In The Dust, the show returned to The Leicester Square theatre with an all-star cast on 26 June 2009, and again re-staged in March 2010 under the title of The Extraordinary Cabaret of Dorian Gray.
- An operatic version of The Picture of Dorian Gray was staged by Lowell Liebermann. Liebermann wanted to base a play on The Picture of Dorian Gray because "the book made an impression on [him] as no other book has yet done". Premiered at the Monte Carlo Opera in 1996.
- In January 2010, Dorian Gray was adapted by Daniel Mitura and directed by Henning Hegland. Music by Michael Nyman. The show premiered at the Kirk Theatre on 42nd Street in New York.
- On March 7, 2011, Wesley Taylor played the title role in a reading for a stage adaptation penned by playwright Michael Raver. It was directed by Quinten Gordon and co-starred Lauren Molina.
- In February 2013, Dorian Gray was adapted into a musical by Callum Nicholls, a postgraduate composer at Cardiff University School of Music, and was performed by the school's students in Cardiff University Concert Hall.
- In August 2014, The Picture (of Dorian Gray), a modern adaptation derived and performed by the Gravity Partners of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was shown at the New York International Fringe Festival. 
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