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Strindberg: Five Plays (1981) [Omnibus Volume]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Harry G. Carlson's new translations of August Strindberg's most frequently performed plays--The Father, Miss Julie, A Dream Play, The Dance of Death and The Ghost Sonata--are the first to appear in 20 years. They take into account the subtle changes in language that have evolved over this period and embrace the freshness of colloquial, spoken English. At the same time, Professor Carlson has captured the spirit of the original Swedish texts, remaining faithful to Strindberg's poetic resonances and evanescent imagery.

Strindberg is, first and foremost, a theatre poet whose dialogue is at its best when spoken. Until now, however, available translations have been encumbered by a generally undramatic, staid quality that is more typical of written language than its spoken counterpart. Here, Professor Carlson preserves what he terms the speakability and playability of Strindberg's poetry in translations intended to be acted as well as read. They have been acclaimed for their fluency and elegance, in fact, in several recent Off-Broadway productions.

Bound in a durable edition with extra-wide margins intended for the notes of actors, directors, and stage managers, this collection of plays will be an outstanding resource both in the classroom and on stage.

Original title: Strindberg: Five Plays
Original languages: Swedish


Genre: Drama and PlaysScandinavian

The following works are contained within this one:
     Father, the (1887) [Play]
      Author: August Strindberg
     Miss Julie (1888) [Play]
      Author: August Strindberg
     Ghost Sonata, the (1907) [Play]
      Author: August Strindberg

Edition #1: Strindberg: Five Plays

Strindberg: Five Plays (1981)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Harry G. Carlson
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Strindberg: Five Plays (1981)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520046986
Pages: 297

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