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ICYMI: Yaël Farber on Salomé

Thanks to Bolly and Christine for recommending this. (I haven’t had a chance to listen, I admit.)

Richard Armitage

7 veils

After Herod’s men had done for me
and presented my severed head
to the assembled company–
their blanched and frozen leader
unable to meet my dead-eyed gaze– 476 more words


Salome at The National Theatre: Reviewed

This won’t be to everyone’s taste, but for those who are all about aesthetics, I’m sure it will be appreciated.

The story of Salome is predominantly un-told, but when it is it’s of a supposed  ‘femme fatale’ who demanded the head of John the baptist as revenge for his spurning of her affections. 257 more words

Salomé, The National Theatre

Despite her fame in opera, plays and painting across the millennia, surprisingly little is known about Salomé.  She is nameless in the Biblical account of the beheading of John the Baptist and it is only as a result of Roman-Jewish historian Josephus that this woman, who demanded John the Baptist’s head on a platter, is known as Salomé. 494 more words

John's Head and Jesus' Bread - a tale of two parties

Matthew 14 tells of Herod’s gruesome birthday party and Jesus’ desire to get away from it all. It starts with Herod:

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.

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