A play by Oscar Wilde
Salome is a tragic play by Oscar Wilde. The original version written in 1891 was composed in French. An English translation appeared three years later. The play tells in one act the biblical story of Salome, the stepdaughter of King Herod Antipas. To the dismay of her stepfather, but to the satisfaction of her mother Herodias, she receives the head of John the Baptist (Jokanaan) on a silver platter as a reward for her dancing the dance of the seven veils.