Co-presented by the UCLA Department of Theater
Salome by Oscar Wilde is one of the great masterworks of the early 20th-century English aesthetic movement. Yet its history is fraught with scandal. Written in French for Sarah Bernhardt and translated by Wildes lover Lord Alfred Douglas, the play was considered so decadent that it was frequently banned. It also served as the basis for the equally shocking opera by Richard Strauss. Michael Hackett, chair of the Department of Theater of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, will direct a reading of Wildes provocative play.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
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