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An edition of Salome: A tragedy in one act (1893)

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An edition of Salome: A tragedy in one act (1893)

Salome

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Salome is Oscar Wilde's most experimental--and controversial--play. In its own time, the play, written in French, was described by a reviewer as "an arrangement in blood and ferocity, morbid, bizarre, repulsive." None, however, could deny the importance of Wilde's creation. Contemporary audiences and reviewers variously regarded Salome as the symbol of a thrilling modernity, a challenge to patriarchy, a confession of desire, a sign of moral decay, a new form of art, and a revolt against the restraints of Victorian society. Less well known than Wilde's beloved comedies, Salome is as enduringly modern and relevant. This edition uses the English translation done by Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and overseen and corrected by Wilde himself. Appendices detail the play's sources and provide extensive materials on its contemporary reception and dramatic productions. --Provided by publisher.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Salome
Salome
2015, Broadview Press
in English
Cover of: Salomé
Salomé
Oct 31, 2007, FLAMMARION
paperback
Cover of: Salomei Ła
Salomei Ła
2002, Kristall
in Russian
Cover of: Salome
Salome
1922, Haldeman-Julius Co.
in English
Cover of: Salome en een Florentijnsch Treurspel
Salome en een Florentijnsch Treurspel
1918?, Maatschappij voor Goede en Goedkope Lectuur
in Dutch
Cover of: Salomé
Salomé
1910, Edición de la Revista Nosotros
in Spanish
Cover of: Salome; a play.
Salome; a play.
1907, For the Trade
in English
Cover of: Salome, a play.
Salome, a play.
1906, F.M. Buckles
in English
Cover of: Salomé
Salomé: drama en un acto
1900, B. Rodríguez Serra
in Spanish
Cover of: Salomé
Salomé
1900, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: Salome
Salome: Tragoedie in einem Akt
1900, Im Insel-Verlage
in German

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Peterborough, Ontario

Table of Contents

Introduction
Oscar Wilde: a brief chronology
A note on the text
Salome
Appendix A: Sources
Appendix B: A visual history
Appendix C: Contemporary responses
Appendix D: Translation history
Appendix E: Performance history.

Edition Notes

This edition of the play uses the English translation by Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and overseen by Wilde himself.

Translation of: Salomé.

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Broadview editions

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822/.8
Library of Congress
PR5820.S2 E5 2015, PR5820.S2

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL33028653M
ISBN 10
1554811899
ISBN 13
9781554811892
LCCN
2015298136
OCLC/WorldCat
898088497

Work Description

Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. This is a Green Bird Publication of a quality soft cover, suitable for repertoire companies, libraries, home libraries, and gift giving as well as keepsakes.

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