Salome: The Seventh Queen

Alla Nazimova as Salome, 1923

New improved version: Salome:The Seventh Queen

I have finally begun. My novella, Salome: The Seventh Queen will be serialized here. Not quite a Faery Tale, but very Gothic and very decadent. I hope you like it. It goes places you never dreamed before…

My story takes up where Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play left off. I played the role of Salome ages ago when I was dancer in The Companions of the Musavir in Seattle in the 1980’s. This story always had a strange effect on me, though I think Wilde’s glorious writing may have had a part to play. This fascination goes on in this story: What if Salome, had lived to regret her demand for the ‘head of Jokanaan”?

Richard Strauss, Salome

Enjoy Maria Kouba’a decadent Salome. She has just the right quality I think.
This is Richard Strauss’s opera televised in 1960.  Oh TV what has become of you?

R. Strauss SALOME TELEVISION FILM (Black and White) Final 1960 MARIA KOUBA (SALOME) HANS HOTTER (JOCHANAAN) KITSA DAMASSIOTI (HERODIAS) JULIUS PATZAK (HERODES) WIENER PHILHARMONIKER HANS SWAROWSKY

R. Strauss
SALOME
TELEVISION FILM (Black and White)Final1960

MARIA KOUBA (SALOME)
HANS HOTTER (JOCHANAAN)
KITSA DAMASSIOTI (HERODIAS)
JULIUS PATZAK (HERODES)

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER
HANS SWAROWSKY

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