Salome

Salome

5.0 2
by Oscar Wilde
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.
See more details below

Overview


Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.

Editorial Reviews

Heidi Hartwig Central Connecticut State University
“Salome illuminated! This edition presents Salome as a formally complex, richly intertextual, and generative phenomenon of international modernism. Kimberly Stern sets a superbly annotated text between an extensive introduction and several appendices documenting the play’s literary, cultural, and visual sources, its reception, and its translation, illustration, and performance histories. The edition offers copious source materials to augment the text, some requisite and some unexpected. Stern’s adept and unprecedented selection of contextual sources enhances the powerful and recurrent fascination of a play that has continuously spawned adaptations as well as controversy. This is where all students of Salome should start.”
From the Publisher

"An operatic riff on the destructive potential of desire and power"-Times

"lyrical, exotic and dark in the extreme"-Whatsonstage.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486421278
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
314,178
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >