Год издания: 2002
Издатель: Dover Publications
Количество страниц: 64
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Outraged by the sexual perversity of this one-act tragedy, Great Britain`s Lord Chamberlain banned `Salome` from the national stage. Symbolist poets and writers - Stephane Mallarme and Maurice Maeterlinck among them - defended the play`s literary brilliance. Beyond its notoriety, the drama`s haunting poetic imagery, biblical cadences, and febrile atmosphere have earned it a reputation as a masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement of `fin de siecle` England. Written originally in French in 1892, this sinister tale of a woman scorned and her vengeance was translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas. The play inspired some of Aubrey Beardsley`s finest illustrations, and an abridged version served as the text for Strauss` renowned opera of the same name. This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition, published in 1894, and also includes `A Note on `Salome` by Robert Ross, Wilde`s lifelong friend and literary executor. Students, lovers of literature and...