By Clair Rowden

With its first public concert in Paris on eleven February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salomé took on girl embodied shape that signalled the beginning of 'her' extra special trip in the course of the heritage of the humanities within the 20th century. This quantity explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation around the arts - not only Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's - yet Salome as a cultural icon in fin-de-siècle society, whose charm for ever new interpretations of the biblical tale nonetheless endures this day. utilizing Salome as a standard place to begin, every one bankruptcy indicates new ways that appearing our bodies display replacement tales, narratives and views and provide a spread and breadth of resource fabric and theoretical techniques. the 1st bankruptcy attracts at the box of comparative literature to enquire the inter-artistic interpretations of Salome in a interval that straddles the tip of the 19th century and the start of the Modernist period. This bankruptcy units the tone for the remainder of the amount, which develops particular case reports facing censorship, reception, authorial attractiveness, appropriation, embodiment and function. in addition to the Viennese preferable of Wilde's play, embodied performances of Salome from the interval ahead of the 1st international warfare are thought of, delivering perception into the position and enterprise of performers within the creation and complicated negotiation of which means inherent within the function of Salome. via analyzing vital productions of Strauss's Salome in view that 1945, and newer movie interpretations of Wilde's play, the final chapters discover functionality as a cultural perform that reinscribes and consistently reinvents the information, icons, symbols and gestures that form either the functionality itself, its reception and its cultural meaning.

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