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La Sainte Courtisane (1908)

by Oscar Wilde

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Another strange little unfinished play by Wilde… You can tell with this one that he’s back to a theme centring around religion, and is fully invested with a heavy use of iconography and expected allegorical story points, and if he had completed it I bet that this would have been a play at least as strong as Salome. The two plays share similar motifs around powerful female characters who seemingly question the strict rule of man, but Wilde still treats these women as typical Biblical temptresses, which I am less than fond of. In this play he portrays an Alexandrian noblewoman who comes to test the convictions of a Christian hermit, but whom ends the play as a converted hermit herself. The storyline is rather expected amongst allegorical Christian archetypes, and doesn’t really hold up well in the modern age, but I would have at least been interested in seeing if Wilde explored the characterization behind the allegory in a way that Biblical and medieval writers did not. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Obscure and should remain that way. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
Fragments of a play that Wilde wrote, the script of which was lost, left behind in a hansom cab. These bits were recreated after his death from an early draft.
  john257hopper | Jun 20, 2010 |
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