Strindberg on Drama and Theatre

August Strindberg

August Strindberg

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

Edited by Egil Törnqvist and Birgitta Steene
256 pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | © 2007
Paper $38.50 ISBN: 9789053560204 Published February 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Painter, photographer, alchemist—but ultimately, playwright, and outstanding playwright at that—the figure of August Strindberg (1849–1912) towers over late-nineteenth century drama. Strindberg’s electrifying theatrical work resonated with the public in his own lifetime, and continues to impress audiences around the globe today. A restless innovator of various dramatic forms, he served as a source of inspiration for legendary figures like Eugene O’Neill, Samuel Beckett, and Ingmar Bergman, and proved seminal to the development of modern drama as we know it. Though Strindberg’s preface to Miss Julie and his prefatory note to A Dream Play are well known, Strindberg’s frequent commentary on drama and theatre in general are less familiar, as are most of his plays. Strindberg on Drama and Theatre presents the most important of these comments, chronologically assembled and annotated, many of them published for the first time in English. An essential resource for those interested in one of our most modern playwrights, as well as a thrilling read for the dedicated theatre lover, Strindberg on Drama and Theatre provides a fascinating look at one of our most powerful dramatic voices.
 
Contents
Preface
Introduction
 
Strindberg on Drama and Theatre
   1870-1880
   1881-1889
   1891-1899
   1900-1906
   1907-1912
 
Strindberg's Plays
 
Notes
Select Bibliography
Name and Title Index
Subject Index
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