The Happy Prince
by Oscar Wilde
Join us for an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy-tale, The Happy Prince, presented at the @ottawachildrensfest on November 20 at 4pm.
A young swallow meets the Happy Prince, a gilded statue that has never experienced sorrow. After viewing people suffering in poverty, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take his jewels, all of his adornments, and give them to the poor. The moral of the story is that true happiness comes from leading a good and compassionate life, even if it means making material sacrifices. Wilde’s stories give young people and adults a renewed sense of the good in humanity.