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Perverse Midrash : Oscar Wilde, André Gide, and censorship of biblical drama

Author: Katherine Brown Downey
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Downey uses Oscar Wilde's Salome and Andre Gide's Saul to discuss censorship of biblical drama from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century.

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Downey, Katherine Brown.
Perverse Midrash.
New York : Continuum, ©2004
(OCoLC)637176084
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Salome, (Biblical figure); Oscar Wilde; André Gide; Saul, King of Israel; André Gide; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; André Gide; André Gide; Oscar Wilde; André Gide
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Brown Downey
ISBN: 0826416225 9780826416223 0826416217 9780826416216
OCLC Number: 55645008
Description: xi, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Half Biblical, Half Pornographic" --
Act I: Cultural Dialogues --
Scene 1: Nostos and Shavah: Recovering Spiritual Origins --
The Bible and the Theatre --
Biblical Criticism and Popularization --
Symboliste Theatre and Reform --
Scene 2: Unveiling Fears: Literary History as Guardian of Culture --
Accounting for the Medieval Mysteries --
Defending Censorship of the Bible on Stage --
"Abuses" and Fears --
Act II: Interpretive Monologues --
Scene 1: Manifesting Fears: Oscar Wilde's Salomé --
Sources of the Salome Legend --
Wilde's Salomé --
Wilde's Desire and "Religious Drama" --
Scene 2: Perverting the Text: André Gide's Saül --
The "Biblical" Account --
The Interpretive Problem --
Gide's Perversions --
Epilogue: Perverse Midrashim --
Overcoming Adversity --
A Subversive Genre --
Reverting to Wilde and Gide --
Works Cited.
Responsibility: Katherine Brown Downey.
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