Selected Plays, August Strindberg, Volume II (Paperback)Evert Sprinchorn (author)
Paperback 468 Pages / Published: 01/08/2012
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This second volume begins with To Damascus I (1898), the first of a trilogy. It mirrors his own departure from the naturalism he had explored in several of his earlier works, as he set forth on a spiritual odyssey. Crimes and Crimes (1899), from the beginning of his symbolist mode, is a lighter take on the themes in To Damascus I. The first of a two-part play, Dance of Death I (1900) depicts a dysfunctional marriage. A Dream Play (1901), one of Strindberg's most influential works, shows reality converted into a dream; many critics consider it his greatest play. In 1907, Strindberg founded the Intimate Theater in Stockholm; The Ghost Sonata (1907) and The Pelican (1907), which were written for its opening, are two examples of a chamber play, a genre that Strindberg helped to originate.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 468
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 149 x 30 mm
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