Salome

Cast: 2f 8m plus extras

Staging: Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848421011Publication Date:
6 May 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Paris, 1896; London, 1906; revived by Headlong on UK tour, 2010

Salome

By Oscar Wilde

Paperback £8.99£7.19

The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde’s astonishing tragedy.

Salome, stepdaughter of King Herod, agrees to perform the mysterious and erotic Dance of the Seven Veils – but demands in return the head of the King’s most infamous prisoner, Iokanaan (John the Baptist).

To avoid censorship by the Lord Chamberlain, Wilde originally wrote Salome in French, and it premiered in Paris in 1896, while he was in prison. The play was finally seen in London in 1906, but has yet to gain the massive popularity of his comedies.

This edition carries new introductions by the academic Trevor R. Griffiths and Ben Power of Headlong.

Press Quotes

'An operatic riff on the destructive potential of desire and power'

The Times

'lyrical, exotic and dark in the extreme'

Whatsonstage.com

Cast: 2f 8m plus extras

Staging:Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848421011Publication Date:
6 May 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Oscar Wilde:

Lady Windermere's Fan
Wilde: Four Plays
A Woman of No Importance
The Importance of Being Earnest
An Ideal Husband

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