Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 44 reviews)

The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Iokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils. (Summary by wikipedia)

Herod Antipas: Mark Penfold
Iokanaan: Bruce Pirie
The Young Syrian: Kim Stich
Tigellinus: Matthew Reece
A Cappadocian: Tim Ferreira
A Nubian: D MoNeY
First Soldier: Skythrock
Second Soldier: Joshua Logan
The Page of Herodias: om123
Herodias: Sweetlilbirdy
Salome: Arielle Lipshaw
A Slave: Ana
First Jew: Frank Booker
Second Jew/Fourth Jew/Sadducee: Elizabeth Klett
Third Jew/First Nazarene: Denny Sayers
Fifth Jew: David Lawrence
Second Nazarene: Algy Pug
A Pharisee: mb
Narrator: Tricia G

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw (1 hr 10 min)


Part 1 26:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 2 44:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


(5 stars)

A beautiful, intense, dreamlike and poetic tragedy carried by a simply amazing lead performance by Arielle Lipshaw, who really steals the show!

interesting but boring

(3 stars)

the overall concept was enjoyable but it can drag on at certain areas

Could be Better

(3 stars)

Some very sophomoric performances but not all together bad.

(1.5 stars)

Let's face it, the only good thing about this is the name of Oscar Wilde. Repetitive, misogynistic and without a single character that is worthy of more than disgust, this is the kind of work that today should be forgotten.