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Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde's play Salome (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue's new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde's shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American English version of Wilde's consciously stylized French, Donohue's approach giv ...more
Hardcover, 78 pages
Published November 14th 2011 by University of Virginia Press (first published 1891)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Salome, Oscar Wilde
عنوان: سالومه؛ نویسنده: اسکار وایلد؛ مترجم: هوشنگ ایرانی؛ تهران، گلشائی، 1327، در 61 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: بی جا، عباس جهانگیری، 1327؛ در 61 ص؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 19 م
عنوان: سالومه، اهمیت ارنست بودن و بادبزن خانم ویندمر؛ نویسنده: اسکار وایلد؛ مترجم: محمد سعیدی؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب، 1336، در 302 ص؛ چاپ دیگر انتشارات علمی فرهنگی؛ 1379، در 231 ص، شابک: 9644452216؛
عنوان: سالومه؛ نویسنده: اسکار وایلد؛ مترجم: سیروس بهروزی؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، 1342؛ در 100 ص؛
Nov 18, 2009 Jesse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
So this has to be one of the oddest, most oddly enthralling things I've come across in a while. Taken on it's own, Wilde's play isn't much: ponderous, dull. But combine it the whimsical illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, and through some kind of alchemical wizardry a rather extraordinary intertextual experience is created.

The text itself seems kind of antithetical to what we now associate with Wilde: nowhere to be found is anything resembling wit, snap, humor, double-entendre. Wilde apparently
Feb 12, 2017 Magdalen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oscar-wilde
...the mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

I bow to the greatness of Oscar Wilde. This was the strangest work of his that I have read and trust me I've read almost everything that this man has written. It lacked the distinguishable witty, sarcastic style of his and most importantly his quotes, but that didn't make it any less interesting.

Salome is a play based on biblical figures and many symbols can be found here. It's short and clever. I repeat this isn't the typical Osc
May 28, 2016 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e5, n-irlanda, g-teatro
É bem conhecida a história de Salomé que, durante um banquete e a pedido do padrasto Herodes, dança a dança dos sete véus, sendo-lhe oferecida como recompensa a cabeça de João Batista. Segundo o Evangelho de São Marcos, o prémio exigido por Salomé tem como fundamento o ódio da sua mãe, Herodíade, pelo profeta; na peça de Oscar Wilde, assim como no libreto da ópera de Richard Strauss, o pedido de Salomé é motivado pela paixão.

Apesar de nada no enredo da peça ser novidade é uma leitura hipnotizant
Tracey Duncan
Aug 24, 2007 Tracey Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a gothic classic. particularly pleasing if you are now, or have ever been rejected by a man who thought he was better than you.

off with their heads!
Emily Snyder
Aug 22, 2011 Emily Snyder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My senior year of high school, I read this play as part of an independent course study of Oscar Wilde. My first impression upon completing it was: "Wow. That Salome is seriously f----d up!"

However, four years later while I was searching for a one-act play to direct for my college thesis - and having no particular luck - I remembered this play. Reading it again produced in me quite a different reaction: if Salome is crazed (I was more discreet in my thoughts at that time), then she is so because
May 29, 2015 Fernando rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Tragedia en un solo acto" se aclara al comienzo de la obra. Esta breve obra quee Oscar Wilde toma de un relato bíblico es concisa, efectiva y de final atrapante. Tiene ingredientes claros de su obra. Descripciones poéticas, con personajes góticos como contenidos dentro de un teatro griego, donde Salomé descolla por su magnetismo sexual, que atrae incestuosamente a Herodes, su padre, mientras ella se desvive por Jokanaán, o Juan el Bautista.
Una mini obra de gran simbologia que posee la crónica d
Aug 25, 2012 Lau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: muy-bueno
«Estás maldita, Salomé. Estás maldita.»

Esta no es como las demás obras de teatro de Oscar Wilde. Por empezar, está basada en un personaje bíblico, Salomé, la princesa de Judea conocida por haber sido quien pidió la cabeza de Juan el Bautista en una bandeja.

La edición que leí tiene ilustraciones de Aubrey Beardsley, que para mi gusto acompañaron fabulosamente. A pesar de que fueron hechas en 1894, resultan vanguardistas y transgresoras aún ahora. Me encantó el estilo extraño y grotesco, por mo
Aug 17, 2014 Mohammed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ثمة أعمال مسرحية، لا تدرك عظمتها حتى تطلع على التحليلات التي طرحت لها، وترى كيف تباينت الرؤى حول مغزاها، كيف فهمها كل قارئ حسب شخصيته وتجاربه، وتنوع المشاعر التي بثتها في نفس كل قارئ. وهذه هي قمة اﻹعجاز اﻷدبي.

هذا العمل الذي كتبه وايلد بالفرنسية وهو في منفاه إثر فضيحة لاتعدو في عالم اليوم عن كونها علاقة مثيرة للإهتمام، تفصح عن وجه آخر لموهبة هذا الكاتب. فإلى جانب الوجه الساخر الذي يهدف إلى اﻹضحاك، وجانب الناقد الإجتماعي الصارم، هنا يرتدي وايلد قبعة المهتم بالميثولوجيا، العاشق ﻷجواء ألف ليلة وليلة
Enteresan bir oyundu Salomé; ancak İncil'e yapılan göndermeler nedeniyle, özellikle bu göndermelere dair fazlaca bilgim olmadığından dolayı, biraz oyunun içine girmekte ve karakterleri özümsemekte zorlandığımı söyleyebilirim. Bunun haricinde farklı ve güçlü karakterleri okumak oldukça zevkliydi, özellikle Salomé'yi okumak tam bir keyifti. Sondaki tiradını birkaç kez okuduğumu da not düşeyim.

Kral Herod, ölen kardeşinin karısı Hérodias'ın karısı ile evlenir; ancak bu durum bir peygamber olduğuna
"I have kissed thy mouth, Jokanaan, I have kissed thy mouth."
So exhales Salome in OWs famous-awful play after she receives his head on a silver platter. With his religio rants, Jo was a tiresome bore. Eve, Delilah, Lot's wife -- the Bible views women brutally while serving sex & sadism girdled with inspirational asides. OWs extravaganza is wittily adapted by Ken Russell as "Salome's Last Dance." I got tangled in this Salome mischief after seeing Rita Hayworth's titular calamity in which she
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Alice Poon
Feb 17, 2014 Alice Poon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
[Note: this is a combined review of "Salome" the play and the opera.]

It has been said often enough that music has no nationality. Sometimes, a piece of art can transcend culture and language to reach an apex of perfection, in which music and story fuse to produce a stunning art form that grips the heart and mind of the audience. Richard Strauss’ operatic gem “Salome” in German, based on Oscar Wilde’s French play, perhaps deserves to be counted amongst such pieces.

Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet and
Feb 19, 2017 Kai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, 2017
“The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.”

Wilde's Salome was weird and disgusting and also a little satisfying. I can't really talk about any biblical, historical or political backgrounds, but it makes for an entertaining and unusual play, that I'd love to see on stage one day.

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" I am amorous of thy body! Thy body is white like the lilies of a field that the mower hath never mowed. Thy body is white like the snows that lie on the mountains, like the snows that lie on the mountains of Judæa, and come down into the valleys. The roses in the garden of the Queen of Arabia are not so white as thy body. Neither the roses in the garden of the Queen of Arabia, the perfumed garden of spices of the Queen of Arabia, nor the feet o
The classic, biblical tale has been portrayed many times, in different ways. Oscar Wilde is just one among many authors that saw the potential in the tragedy and made the story his own, as a play. The main story about the tetrarch Herod's daughter that gets John the Baptist's head in exchange for dancing, is the same. But details are different. Historically, Salome was a more passive character, not well defined, without many lines. Originally, she didn't even have a name. She was just a price fo ...more

(Guido Reni)

Поразрових се малко повече за информация, след като прочетох пиесата на Уайлд - едноактна трагедия, в чиято основа стои интерпретацията на библейската история за Саломе (или Саломея - от "покой", "мир"). За нея се разказва в Евангелието от Матей и Евангелието от Марк, без да бъде споменавана по име, като за първи път повече яснота по отношение на това внася Йосиф Флавий - еврейски историк.

(Gustave Moreau)

Интересно е, че оригиналната версия на произведението е на френски език и за пъ
Jan 27, 2013 Amalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I had no idea this was a one act play. Then I found out it was originally written in French (while Oscar Wilde was in exile in Paris) to avoid the Victorian censorship.

Salome is a tale of complex passion. Oscar Wilde's Salome is not an instrument of Herodias. She's a a sensual, sensitive lover who turns into a vengeful executioner. Her mother, Herodias and the present King had imprisoned and put to death, her father, the former king making her a "Hamlet". She falls in love with Joh
Nouhé AL-Fradi
Dec 17, 2016 Nouhé AL-Fradi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mon dieu !!! c'est quoi ça !!
Nul, ce travail est nul
Santosh Kashyap
...I dont know what Wilde had in his mind before writing this appears more as a retold story and completely lacks elements of subtle wits & humour, Wilde is known for...
Abubakar Mehdi
Classic, Enthralling too, but lacks the charm and wit of Wilde.
Caidyn (BW Book Reviews)
Such a tiny, tiny book. Well, audiobook, technically. It was a full-out production of this play and I'm a little sad that I didn't listen to the last chapter -- which was basically the performers talking about the play -- but no one at my library apparently reads Oscar Wilde, so it wouldn't be hard to get it again. It basically follows the execution of John the Baptist. I may not have read all the Bible, but I know most of the main stories and this is one of them. Very entertaining and I'd love ...more
Huda Aweys
This play is let to listen for free (by Amazon) as an audio book here on its page on goodreads ,First you can only press the button have a name (Listen) under the cover photo
المسرحية متاحة للإستماع على موقع جودريدز هنا على صفحتها من خلال موقع أمازون ، ككتاب صوتي
تحت صورة الغلاف هتضغط على كلمة
في البداية ..

➸ Gwen de Sade
Aug 09, 2016 ➸ Gwen de Sade rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, classics
I love how this book was censored back when it was published because Salome's actions were caused by her female sexual desires, which was difficult to imagine back then. Wilde was really ahead of the times in a lot of ways.

Bryn Hammond
Feb 04, 2014 Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great fan of the opera (Richard Strauss). I read the play against the libretto and found not much left out. Salome is an innocent, not a monster.
Mar 05, 2017 leynes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After finishing „Salomé“, I laughed out loud. That doesn't seem unusual. Oscar Wilde is renown for his witty dialogue and snarky social commentary, so why not laugh? Well, I didn't laugh because of the play's humor, I laughed because I was weirded out. There was one thought that dominated my thinking, and that thought was: What the fuck did I just read?

I was taken aback by this play, I was surprised to learn that Oscar didn't solely write Society Plays. I was accostumed to his depiction of an up
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Aug 09, 2015 Drunkenness Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai découvert Oscar Wilde au collège avec Le Fantôme de Canterville. Depuis, je n'ai cessé d'aimer cet auteur pour ses œuvres remarquables dont même les plus courtes marquent longuement l'esprit. Salomé est une pièce de théâtre qui se déroule en un seul acte et qui met en scène l'épisode biblique de Salomé.
Fille de la reine Hérodias, Salomé demande à son beau-père le roi Hérode que lui soit apportée la tête du prophète Iokanaan.
Cette pièce de théâtre qui se veut courte est d'une intensité incr
Malak Alrashed
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(Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.)

This was cute! So step-daddy Herod is a dirty old man, being all lascivious and stuff towards Salomé and wanting her to dance for him. There's a lot of, "No, I don't wanna" and a whole lot of Salomé's mother, Herodius, saying, "No, don't make her". Ultimately she does, but insists that when she does so, she wants Jokanaan's head (aka John the Baptist) brought to her on a platter which Herodius was all, "Yeah, DO IT" about.

When you're a dirty ol
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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