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Salome : a tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde

Salome : a tragedy in one act (original 1893; edition 1894)

by Oscar Wilde, Alfred Bruce Douglas (Translator), Aubrey Beardsley (Illustrator)

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Title:Salome : a tragedy in one act
Authors:Oscar Wilde
Other authors:Alfred Bruce Douglas (Translator), Aubrey Beardsley (Illustrator)
Info:London : Boston : Elkin Mathews & John Lane ; Copeland & Day, 1894.
Collections:Wilde's own works, Your library
Tags:Drama, Plays

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Salomé by Oscar Wilde (1893)



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Given that it forms a portion of my thesis I have no idea how to review it. You think that would make it easier, but it doesn't. I get too distracted, wanting to talk about the Beardsley illustrations, or wanting to talk about the Syrian and the Page, or how it resembles Maeterlinck in style but is really taken from Huysmans and Moreau in substance. And none of these things are very useful to a casual review! I will give you this: to say that someone's hair is like clusters of black grapes is the prettiest image and makes me wish I were dark-haired (and acquainted with people who would say such a thing). ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
Nada que ver con las otras obras de Oscar Wilde.
Parece que los personajes no hacen mas que enfocarse en un tema y hablar de el hasta agotarlo, moverse al siguiente tema, y asi hasta el final.
Quiza no lo he entendido pero no he sacado demasiado de esta lectura. ( )
  trusmis | Apr 30, 2016 |
A haunting story based on a few short bible versus this play was the base of the opera. Libretto is almost identical. Excellent preparation if u plan to see the opera ( )
  kakadoo202 | Mar 2, 2016 |
  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
Note to Oscar -- stick to the witty repartee and the mocking of society that is your trademark. I could not sit through this wordy, heavy piece if my life depended on it. The guy who was beheaded was the lucky one. ( )
1 vote | AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wilde, Oscarprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angelo, ValentiIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arbasino, AlbertoForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beardsley, AubreyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Derain, Andresecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Douglas, Lord AlfredTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holland, VyvyanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martin, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porzio, DomenicoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, Robert BaldwinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valenti, AngeloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vassos, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Scene. A great terrace in the Palace of Herod, set above the banqueting-hall. Some soldiers are leaning over the balcony. To the right there is a gigantic staircase, to the left, at the back, an old cistern surrounded by a wall of green broze. The moon is shining very brightly.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486218309, Paperback)

Lord Alfred Douglas' translation of Wilde's great play — originally written in French — with all well-known Beardsley illustrations, including the front and back cover designs, the title and List of Illustrations page decorations, the original cul de lampe, as well as three suppressed plates. Features an introduction by Robert Ross.

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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 Salome in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades.… (more)

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