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Salome by Oscar Wilde
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Jun 06, 2011

it was amazing
Read from June 06 to 12, 2011

This play straddles the brink between comedy and drama. It's fast paced, very fast paced, which lends it a comic air, but at heart it is a moralistic play detailing the death of John the Baptist (Jonakaan) and Salomé's involvement in it.

Having said that, the drama isn't overly heavy and Wilde's comic genius can still be found in more than just the fast pace of this play. The play is riddled with symbolism, and omens and signs, which all come true, and then at the end he gives Tetarch Herod these lines:

"You must not find symbols in everything you see. It makes life impossible"

My giggles could not be contained.

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