THE HAPPY PRINCE By Oscar Wilde

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THE HAPPY PRINCE By Oscar Wilde
by Darius Kadivar
26-Nov-2008
 

In Response to THE LITTLE PRINCE By eroonman ;0)

Here is an Animation of the Classic Tale of the Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. produced in 1974, starring Glynis Johns as the swallow and Christopher Plummer as the Prince.

The protagonist of the story is a gilt and bejewelled statue of a prince, who stands on a tall column overlooking a city. A swallow, who has delayed his migration to Egypt for the love of a reed, rests on the statue's plinth; the Prince is crying at the injustices he can now observe, having been isolated from the realities of his society while he was alive. The Prince asks the swallow to remove the ruby that adorns his sword, and give it to a poor seamstress with a sick child; the swallow does so. The swallow stays with the Prince over the ensuing weeks, distributing the jewels and gold from the Prince to the poor of the city. When the Prince is completely denuded of gold, the swallow realises he is dying from cold; the Prince asks the swallow to kiss him on the lips. The swallow dies, and the Prince's lead heart breaks. The next day, the Mayor of the city observes the state of the statue, and orders it to be removed and melted down. The Prince's heart does not melt in the furnace, and it is discarded on to the same dust-heap where the swallow's body is lying:

"Bring me the two most precious things in the city," said God to one of His Angels; and the Angel brought Him the leaden heart and the dead bird.

"You have rightly chosen," said God, "for in my garden of Paradise this little bird shall sing for evermore, and in my city of gold the Happy Prince shall praise me."

The  Original LONG Version of the 1970's Animated Classic:

Part I

Part II

Part III

LONG LIVE THE PRINCE OF IRANZAMIN  !

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Oscar Wilde is one of my

by ratert (not verified) on

Oscar Wilde is one of my absolute favourite writers of all time - http://www.ebook-search-queen.com/ebook/Osca/Oscar... . He is SO funny. I actually did Importance of Being Earnest as one of my coursework texts, and got 19 out of 20 on it, mostly because I love the play so much.


ebi amirhosseini

Certainly I do...

by ebi amirhosseini on

Most of my generation grew up listening to her soft,deep,loving voice,every week night at 6/7 pm.

God bless her soul.

cheers 


Darius Kadivar

Glad you enjoyed it ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank You Ebi Jan,

Glad you liked it. I also love the Works of Dutch Hans Christian Anderson.

 

The Shahbanou had translated the Little Mermaid into Persian. I remember these stories were also told on TV with a certain Khanoum ATEFI ? Do you remember her ?

 


ebi amirhosseini

Dear Mr kadivar

by ebi amirhosseini on

I never get tired of reading works of Oscar Wilde!!.He is #1.His bitter social satire is unique.Lovely clip of The_Happy_Prince_.

sepaas

cheers