LR 9-10/2023 Oscar Wilde. Salomé

LR 9-10/2023 Oscar Wilde. Salomé

Autor: Oscar Wilde


Kategooria: Näitekirjandus
2023 aasta


Rahva Raamat
Dive into the captivating world of Oscar Wilde's dramatic masterpiece "Salomé," a one-act tragedy that first graced the literary stage in 1893. Originally published in the romantic city of Paris and penned in French, Wilde took it upon himself to translate his work into English, bridging the cultural gap and bringing his tale to a broader audience.

Now, you have the chance to experience this polished edition adorned with the original English print's mesmerizing illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. This book not only presents Wilde's eloquent narrative but also includes an insightful afterword by the translator. Here, you'll explore Wilde's journey towards a decadent aestheticism and his evolution into a genuine aesthete—a theme vividly reflected in his most significant works: the essay "The Decay of Lying," the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and, of course, the play "Salomé."

A century after its debut, "Salomé" was brought to life on the stage of the Vanemuine Theatre, where director Linnar Priimägi crafted a new translation directly from the English version specifically for this performance. This book captures the essence of that translation, offering you a seamless blend of Wilde's original vision and Priimägi's contemporary touch.

Whether you're a long-time admirer of Wilde's wit and wisdom or a newcomer to his enchanting world, this edition of "Salomé" promises to be a treasured addition to your literary collection. So, immerse yourself in the opulence of Wilde's prose and the haunting beauty of Beardsley's art—a combination that will leave you pondering the depths of desire and the complexities of the human soul.