Salome is an 1893 play by Oscar Wilde. The play tells the biblical story of John the Baptist's execution. Salome, the stepdaughter of tetrach Herod Antipas, finds herself attracted to the imprisoned Jokonaan (Saint John the Baptist), who rejects her advances. Salome makes a deal with Herod, who, to the chagrin of Salome's mother, Herodias, is attracted to her. Salome performs the Dance of the Seven Veils for Herod, and, upon seeing her kiss the severed head of Jokonaan, orders the guards to kill her.