Plays Volume One

Plays Volume One : Miss Julie/The Father/Creditors/The Comrades (Trans. Gregory Motton)

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Includes the plays Miss Julie, The Father, The Comrades and Creditors Miss Julie is Strindberg's best known play, a naturalistic drama about an affair which involves a brutal struggle for ascendancy between the two sexes and two classes. The Father, an almost entirely one-sided rage against the power of women over men, is also a plea for the feminine side of a man's nature. The Comrades portrays artists living in Paris in what they consider to be a modern 'bohemian' marriage. In Creditors, Strindberg is in rare comic form, describing how a woman's ex-husband gains her new husband's confidences, only to destroy him and his faith in his wife in one afternoon.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 131.1 x 210.1 x 14mm | 348.35g
  • Absolute Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840020628
  • 9781840020625
  • 1,359,150

About August Strindberg

"Gregory Motton's plays include ""A Message for the Broken Hearted"", ""The Terrible VOice of Satan"", ""Looking at You (revived) Again"", ""Lazy Brien"", ""Ambulance"" and ""Downfall"", all published by Oberon. August Strindberg, the great Swedish dramatist and author, had a profound influence on European drama. His career was particularly marked by a desire to experiment with and redefine theatre. With roots in psychological naturalism, he was nevertheless fascinated by symbols, dreams and fantasies.His later plays anticipated and paved the way for surrealistic, expressionistic and absurdist theatre."
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