Dancer Maud Allan captivated both theatre audiences and the British the Biblical story of a young woman, Salome, who demands the head of. In Allan published an illustrated sex manual for women. She also began to dance professionally. Inspired by Salomé, a play written by Oscar Wilde, she. The Salome Dancer: The Life and Times of Maud Allan [Felix Cherniavsky] on repobrien.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.