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Salomé

Oscar Wilde

Book Overview: 

The original 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 Iokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Mr. Charles Ricketts was responsible, and the marvellous impersonation of Herod by Mr. Robert Farquharson. Wilde used to say that "Salomé" was a mirror in which everyone could see himself. The artist, art; the dull, dulness; the vulgar, vulgarity.

1. THE WOMAN IN THE MOON. 2. TITLE PAGE. 3. COVER DESIGN. 4. LIST OF THE PICTURES. 5. THE PEACOCK SKIRT. 6. THE BLACK CAPE. 7. A PLATONIC LAMENT. 8. JOHN AND SALOMÉ. 9. ENTER HERODIAS. 10. THE EYES OF HEROD. 11. THE STOMACH DANCE. 12. THE TOILETTE OF SALOMÉ—I. 13. THE TOILETTE OF SALOMÉ—II. 14. THE DANCER'S REWARD. 15. THE CLIMAX. 16. CUL DE LAMPE.

Cast of the Performance of "Salomé," represented in England for the first time.

NEW STAGE CLUB. "SALOMÉ," BY OSCAR WILDE. May 10th and 13th 1905. A YOUNG SYRIAN CAPTAIN—MR. HERBERT ALEXANDER. PAGE OF HERODIAS—MRS. GWENDOLEN BISHOP. FIRST S. . . Read More

Community Reviews

دائما ما كنت مقتنع بعظمة المسرح كلما كان (قديم الزمن)
حلمى مراد اضطلع بمهمة نشر الآداب العالميه بصورة بسيطه وسهله ليقدم لنا فى هذا الكتاب 4 مسرحيات من التراث العالمى لكى نستفيد منه:
1-سالومى لأوسكار وايلد : من افضل اعمال وايلد على الاطلاق يقدم شخصيه لطالما عرفت فى التاريخ كرمز (للاثارة . للخيانه. ل...more

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 intertex...more

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!

(Reread, with a friend)

A 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 Salomé craze going on. Wilde put his own interpretation on the story, as well as being influenced by a painter; a po...more

Ένα εξαιρετικό θεατρικό έργο, κάτι εντελώς διαφορετικό. Η Σαλώμη φιλάει για πρώτη φορά το κεφάλι του Ιωάννη... Το διάβασα στο γαλλικό πρωτότυπο, ο Ουάιλντ το έγραψε στα γαλλικά πρώτα και έπειτα το μετέφρασε στα αγγλικά. Ακολουθεί ένα αγαπημένο μου κομμάτι όπου μιλάει η Σαλώμη, σε δική μου μετάφρα...more

“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 day.

Fi...more

...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 read and trust me I've read almost everything that this man has written. It lacked the distinguishable witty, sarcastic style of his and most impo...more

"Tragedia en un solo acto" se aclara al comienzo de la obra.
Esta breve obra que Oscar Wilde toma de un relato bíblico es concisa, efectiva y de final atrapante.
Tiene ingredientes claros de su obra. Descripciones poéticas, con personajes góticos inmersos dentro de un teatro griego, donde Salomé...more

Salomé = Salome, Oscar Wilde
Salome (French: Salomé) 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...more

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 re...more

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