Table of contents for Perverse Midrash : Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, and censorship of biblical drama / Katherine Brown Downey.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue: "Half Biblical, Half Pornographic" .................................................................1
 
Act I: Cultural Dialogues
	Scene 1: Nostos and Shavah: Recovering Spiritual Origins......................16 
		The Bible and the Theatre ......................................................................16
		Biblical Criticism and Popularization ....................................................20
		Symboliste Theatre and Reform ............................................................48
	Scene 2: Unveiling Fears: Literary History as Guardian of Culture...........73
		Accounting for the Medieval Mysteries .................................................73
		Defending Censorship of the Bible on Stage .....................................83
		"Abuses" and Fears ...............................................................................106
		
Act II: Interpretive Monologues
	Scene 1: Manifesting Fears: Oscar Wilde's Salomé .................................121
		Sources of the Salome Legend ..........................................................122
		Wilde's Salomé.......................................................................................126
		Wilde's Desire and "Religious Drama"................................................142		
	
	Scene 2: Perverting the Text: André Gide's Saül .......................................149
		The "Biblical" Account ............................................................................151
		The Interpretive Problem .......................................................................167
		Gide's Perversions..................................................................................173
		
Epilogue: Perverse Midrashim ...................................................................................189
		Overcoming Adversity.............................................................................189
		A Subversive Genre................................................................................195
		Reverting to Wilde and Gide..................................................................213
		
Works Cited............... ......................................................................................................222

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Salomâe.
Salome (Biblical figure) -- In literature.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Censorship.
Gide, Andrâe, 1869-1951 -- Censorship.
Saul, King of Israel -- In literature.
Gide, Andrâe, 1869-1951. Saèul.
Bible plays -- History and criticism.
Bible plays -- Censorship.
Religion and literature.
Bible -- In literature.
Theater -- Censorship.