Salome is Oscar Wilde's most experimental - and controversial - play. None, however, could deny the importance of Wilde's creation. This edition uses the English translation by Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. Appendices detail the play's sources and provide extensive materials on its contemporary reception and dramatic productions.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born playwright, novelist, and poet. Kimberly Stern is Assistant Professor of English at Longwood University, USA.