from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the New Testament, the daughter of Herodias and niece of Herod Antipas, who granted her the head of John the Baptist in return for her dancing.
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- proper n. A name ascribed to the stepdaughter of Herod who asked for the execution of John the Baptist.
- proper n. A woman mentioned in Mark 16:1.
- proper n. A female given name, rarely used.
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- n. woman whose dancing beguiled Herod into giving her the head of John the Baptist
One of the weaker points of "Salome" is also one of the most familiar: the "Dance of the Seven Veils," frequently excerpted in concert, is as frequently dumped on by critics for its cheap, saccharine, film-music presentation.
"Salome" is about a willful teenager who develops a fixation on a religious zealot whom her family has imprisoned in a cistern, demands his head on a platter, performs a striptease to get her stepfather to do what she wants, and then kisses the bloody head until the stepfather's soldiers crush her to death with their shields.
"Salome" is an opera that, like a brilliant and naughty child, deliberately sets out to shock its audience.
In that plot line, Salome is the bad-hearted twin sister of Queen Taramis.
"There is an overture in 'Salome,'" Auguin says, and sings, sonorously, the opening of the score.
Her work can be found in Salome Magaine, The Shine Journal, and in an upcoming issue of Stymie Magazine and Powder Burn Flash.
Joseph Kaiser is a major talent and has played some spectacular supporting roles last year both as Narraboth in Salome at the Metropolitan Opera and Yonas in Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater in Santa Fe.
When people hear the name Salome, they immediately think of the infamous dancing girl of the Gospels.
He hung his head and squirmed his toes under the mournful reproach in Salome's eyes.
So I called Salome, and we two stood there, and Gram'ther she taught us 'The Highland Gates to Die.'
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