History Theatre / Salome

1st Jul '16 1:51:37 AM AgProv
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* PlayingGertrude: There is often an interesting aversion in which the soloist playing Salome is often far ''older'' than the soloist playing Herodias, her mother. This is probably because Salome is a central role and Herodias is at most a bit-part: older opera singers tend to have the prestige and clout that gets them the starring roles, and newbies are relegated to supporting roles. Therefore, as noted in the Creator/{{BBC}} production of ''Salome'', we get the incongruity of a [[FanDisservice fifty-year old daughter dancing a salacious striptease]] in front of her enthralled stepfather and twenty-something mother...
17th Jun '16 1:47:11 AM PaulA
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''Salome'' is a one-act play by OscarWilde. The play was first published in Wilde's not very fluent French in 1893, and was first produced in Paris three years later; the British CensorshipBureau forbade its production due to its scandalous sexual content.

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''Salome'' is a one-act play by OscarWilde.Creator/OscarWilde. The play was first published in Wilde's not very fluent French in 1893, and was first produced in Paris three years later; the British CensorshipBureau forbade its production due to its scandalous sexual content.
16th Jun '16 11:07:08 PM PaulA
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* ALoveToDismember: Salome orders John the Baptist's head to be cut off so she can kiss it.
-->'''Salome:''' Ah! thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth, Iokanaan. Well! I will kiss it now.



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10th Jun '15 12:47:50 AM Odon
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** In the Ken Russell version, shots of Salome dancing are intercut with closeups of Herod's ugly leering face. Then Salome pulls a switch so the one dancing turns out to be a man when removing the final garment. Herod is not impressed.
2nd Mar '15 10:23:33 PM Cindylover1969
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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places). There have also been two film adaptations: a 1923 silent film and 1988's ''Salome's Last Dance''. The latter is a Ken Russell film that presents the play as a ShowWithinAShow being put on for Wilde himself by the staff of a London brothel. It was also done for cinemas as a straight filmed version of the play as directed by Creator/AlPacino (with the title role played by Creator/JessicaChastain in her first film).

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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places). There have also been two film adaptations: a 1923 silent film and 1988's ''Salome's Last Dance''. The latter is a Ken Russell film that presents the play as a ShowWithinAShow being put on for Wilde himself by the staff of a London brothel. It was also done for cinemas as a straight filmed version of the play as directed by Creator/AlPacino (with Pacino as King Herod and the title role played by Creator/JessicaChastain in her first film).
2nd Mar '15 10:22:53 PM Cindylover1969
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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places). There have also been two film adaptations: a 1923 silent film and 1988's ''Salome's Last Dance''. The latter is a Ken Russell film that presents the play as a ShowWithinAShow being put on for Wilde himself by the staff of a London brothel.

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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places). There have also been two film adaptations: a 1923 silent film and 1988's ''Salome's Last Dance''. The latter is a Ken Russell film that presents the play as a ShowWithinAShow being put on for Wilde himself by the staff of a London brothel.
brothel. It was also done for cinemas as a straight filmed version of the play as directed by Creator/AlPacino (with the title role played by Creator/JessicaChastain in her first film).
28th Jul '14 8:19:28 AM Sapphirea2
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* CreepyChild: Salome to most of the palace, and eventually Herod.

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* CreepyChild: Salome to most of the palace, palace -- and eventually Herod.



* {{Fanservice}} or FanDisservice: The Dance of the Seven Veils can be either, depending on who's playing Salome and whether they stage it with a body double.

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* {{Fanservice}} or FanDisservice: The Dance of the Seven Veils can be either, depending on who's playing Salome and whether they stage it with a body double.
28th Jul '14 8:13:38 AM Sapphirea2
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* DawsonCasting: In the opera at least. Girls the age Salome is meant to be simply don't have the vocal power. (Usually in the play as well, seeing as the character would be a minor in most of the modern world, and an appropriately-aged actress would be uncomfortable at best, illegal at worst.)
5th Mar '14 9:37:36 PM Aiguille
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* AdaptationExpansion: An entire play from 11 verses of TheBible!

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* AdaptationExpansion: An entire play from 11 verses of TheBible!Literature/TheBible!
19th Feb '14 4:50:26 PM Sapphirea2
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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places).

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''Salome'' caused renewed controversy when it was adapted into an opera by Richard Strauss. The opera's libretto follows the German translation of Wilde's French word for word (though abridged in some places). There have also been two film adaptations: a 1923 silent film and 1988's ''Salome's Last Dance''. The latter is a Ken Russell film that presents the play as a ShowWithinAShow being put on for Wilde himself by the staff of a London brothel.



* AdaptationExpansion: an entire play from 11 verses of TheBible.

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* AdaptationExpansion: an An entire play from 11 verses of TheBible.TheBible!



* DoggedNiceGuy: Narraboth
* DrivenToSuicide: Narraboth, again
* HonorBeforeReason: Herod keeps his promise to Salome, even though he knows it will get him into major hot water.
** Either that or AllMenArePerverts.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Narraboth
Narraboth.
* DrivenToSuicide: Narraboth, again
again.
* HonorBeforeReason: Herod keeps his promise to Salome, even though he knows it will get him into major hot water.
** Either that
water. (Well, it's either this trope or AllMenArePerverts.)



* TalkingToTheDead: Salome to Jochanaan's head

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* TalkingToTheDead: Salome to Jochanaan's headhead.



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