Strindberg's Ghost Sonata

Egil Tornqvist

Strindberg's Ghost Sonata
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Egil Tornqvist

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

270 pages | 33 halftones | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 | © 2000
Cloth $37.75 ISBN: 9789053564547 Published January 2002 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Generally considered one of milestones in the development of modern drama, August Strindberg's chamber play The Ghost Sonata (1907) has variously been hailed as the first expressionist, surrealist and absurdist drama.

In this monograph of the play as text and as performance —the first of its kind—Egil Törnqvist examines, in four chapters, the source text, various translations of it into English, the stage versions of Max Reinhardt, Olof Molander and Ingmar Bergman, and select radio and TV adaptations. In two framing chapters the background and impact of the play are illuminated. Focusing on Bergman's 1973 production, the book in addition contains a rehearsal diary and a transcription of this production. It is concluded with an annotated list of select productions.
One:  Source Text
Two:  Target Texts
Three:  Stage Productions
Four:  Adaptations
Appendix 1:  Configuration chart of Strindberg's drama text
Appendix 2:  Configuration chart of Bergman's 1973 production
Appendix 3:  Short rehearsal diary of Ingmar Bergman's 1973 production
Appendix 4:  Transcription of Bergman's 1973 production
Select annotated list of productions
Cited Works
List of Illustrations
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