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Sisters of Salome$
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Toni Bentley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300090390

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001

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The Wilde Story

The Wilde Story

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(p.19) Chapter One The Wilde Story
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Sisters of Salome
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Toni Bentley

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0002

This chapter examines Oscar Wilde's 1893 play Salome, which gave this woman a voice and a dance. Wilde's tale has become the definitive portrait of Salome to date. Wilde liberated Salome onto the stage, where, for the first time, real women added their own ideas, not to mention their bodies, to the masochist's fantasy female. Salome took on three dimensions and was publicly transformed into a distinctly female fantasy.

Keywords:   Salome, Oscar Wilde, women, female fantasy

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