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Renowned opera of the same name This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition published in 1894 and also includes A Note on Salomé by Robert Ross Wilde's lifelong friend and literary executor Students lovers of literature and drama and admirers of Oscar Wilde and his remarkable literary gifts will rejoice in this inexpensive edition. Salome is the daughter of Herodiade Herod s new wife Galileo s tetrarch She s beautiful she dances well she charms In a shaft well kept she hears the voice of Iokanaan imprisoned because he says very disgusting things Some say he s the messiah Salome wants to see him And despite the reluctance of the soldiers despite the threats of Iokanaan himself despite the horrors that he prophesies and which everyone says concern Herodiade the mother of Salome she wants to see him talk to him kiss him He refuses Herod and Herodiade then arrive Herod who devours his daughter in law with his eyes which his wife keeps blaming him since He then begs her to dance for him at any price The biblical episode is exceptionally well known But Oscar Wilde concealed the identity of the prophet St John the Baptist by giving him his Hebrew name The Catholic tradition is therefore carefully distant and the character itself appears as almost crazy a little disturbing enlightened out of the world But what surprised me most was the character of Salome surprisingly worked We know Herod s lubricity we see the cruelty of Herodiade who wished the death of the prophet It even assumed that it is to go in the direction of his mother that Salome will ask for his head Now she becomes manipulative Tries to seduce the prophet to subjugate him by charm as by insults and it is because he refuses her kiss that condemns him It is on her own that she decides to ask for the head of Jean Baptiste in a relentless scene where Herod repeatedly lays all the riches of the world at Salome s feet Begging her to ask for something else to which she replies laconic and nagging I want the head of Iokanaan Where she could still be the unwitting object of so much passion Oscar Wilde makes her a femme fatale and dangerous of her own free will

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Salome Author Oscar Wilde

Outraged by the sexual perversity of this one act tragedy Great Britain's Lord Chamberlain banned Salomé from the national stage Symbolist poets and writers Stéphane Mallarmé and Maurice Maeterlinck among them defended the play's literary brilliance Beyond its notoriety the drama's haunting poetic imagery biblical cadences and febrile atmosphere hav. Reread with a friendA one act play not nearly as famous as Wilde s other plays it is nevertheless fascinating From what I gather during the time Wilde wrote this there was a Salom craze going on Wilde put his own interpretation on the story as well as being influenced by a painter a poet Flaubert and a novel not Flaubert s he adored Though not written in his typical style his wit can be discerned and though his use of repetition may at first sound childish he makes effective use of it In contradiction of the Biblical account a lustful vengeful Salom is front and center Herodias is ineffectual she stands on the sidelines issuing commands that neither her daughter nor her husband pay attention to Salom is given power through her intellect by means of a trick yet she s also portrayed as unreasonable irrationally wanting what she wants no matter what Forbidden or unseen stares are a constant motif even with the minor characters yet the one eroticized male is the one who does not look at anyone

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E earned it a reputation as a masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement of fin de siècle EnglandWritten originally in French in 1892 this sinister tale of a woman scorned and her vengeance was translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas The play inspired some of Aubrey Beardsley's finest illustrations and an abridged version served as the text for Strauss'. a gothic classic particularly pleasing if you are now or have ever been rejected by a man who thought he was better than you off with their heads


10 thoughts on “Salome Author Oscar Wilde

  1. says:

    Salomé Salome Oscar WildeSalome French Salomé is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde The original 1891 version of the pl

  2. says:

    Reread with a friendA one act play not nearly as famous as Wilde’s other plays it is nevertheless fascinating From what I gather during the ti

  3. says:

    So this has to be one of the oddest most oddly enthralling things I've come across in a while Taken on it's own Wilde's play isn't much ponderous dull But combine it the whimsical illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and through some kind of alchemical wizardry a rather extraordinary intertextual experience is cr

  4. says:

    “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death”Wilde's Salome was weird and disgusting and also a little satisfying I can't really talk about any biblical historical or political backgrounds but it makes for an entertaining and unusual play that I'd love to see on stage some dayFind of my books on Instagram

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    a gothic classic particularly pleasing if you are now or have ever been rejected by a man who thought he was better than you off with their he

  6. says:

    the mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death I bow to the greatness of Oscar Wilde This was the strangest work of his that I have r

  7. says:

    Salome is the daughter of Herodiade Herod's new wife Galileo's tetrarch She's beautiful; she dances well she charms In a shaft well kept she hears the voice of Iokanaan imprisoned because he says very disgusting things Some say he's the messiah Salome wants to see him And despite the reluctance of the soldiers despite the threats of Iokanaan himself despite the horrors that he prophesies and which everyone says concern Herodiade the mother

  8. says:

    This one was kind of odd Very short it’s hard to imagine it being performed as an actual play It must have been an incredibly short play The story was a bit strange but apparently it is adapted from or at least inspired by a particular biblical story that I’m not familiar with so I guess that’s why It was definitely interesting though

  9. says:

    This play is very different from the other plays by Wilde that I've read It's a tragedy based on a biblical story and the writing is accordingly serious There was no trace of what I came to associate with Wilde'

  10. says:

    First of all I had no idea this was a one act play Then I found out it was originally written in French while Oscar Wilde was in exile in Paris to avoid the Victorian censorshipSalome is a tale of complex passion Oscar Wilde's Salome is not an instrument of Herodias She's a a sensual sensitive lover who turns into a vengeful executioner Her mother Herodias and the present King had imprisoned and put to death her fathe

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