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About Salome by Oscar WildeSalome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. 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. Wilde had considered the subject since he had first been introduced to Hérodias, one of Flaubert's Trois Contes, by Walter Pater, at Oxford in 1877. His interest had been further stimulated by descriptions of Gustave Moreau's paintings of Salome in Joris-Karl Huysmans's À rebours. Other literary influences include Heinrich Heine's Atta Troll, Laforgue's Salomé in Moralités Légendaires and Mallarmé's Hérodiade. Many view Wilde's Salomé as a superb composite of these earlier treatments of the theme overlaid, in terms of dramatic influences, with Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's characteristic methodical diction, and specifically Maeterlinck's La Princesse Maleine, 'with its use of colour, sound, dance, visual description and visual effect'.Wilde often referred to the play in musical terms and believed that recurring phrases 'bind it together like a piece of music with recurring motifs. ' Although the "kissing of the head" element was used in Heine and even Joseph Converse Heywood's production, Wilde's ingenuity was to move it to the play's climax. While his debts are undeniable, there are some interesting contributions in Wilde's treatment, most notably being his persistent use of parallels between Salomé and the moon.
From the Inside Flap: A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salom in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring:
Rosalind Ayres as Herodias, James Marsters as Iokanaan, Andre Sogliuzzo as The Young Syrian and others, Kate Steele as Salom, John Vickery as Herod, and Matthew Wolf as Page of Herodias and others.
(DIGITAL ONLY: Director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar Dr. David Rodes discuss Salom 's history and where it fits stylistically in Wilde's canon.)
Music by Djivan Gasparyan and Lian Ensemble. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.
Publisher: INTERLINK BOOKS
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Quartet Books, London, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No dj. David Shenton (illustrator). First Edition. Tight clean decent cartoon paperback, covers yellowed, no creases, bright insides, free of markings, one small torn edge to the flyleaf, 3cmx5mm. Unpaginated. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # L18745
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