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Three Plays - August Strindberg

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Published: 31st December 1963
For Ages: 18+ years old
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‘Love between the sexes is a battle’

The three plays in this volume focus on the tumultuous relationships between men and women, whether they are father and daughter, brother and sister or lovers. Miss Julie is a ruthlessly realistic depiction of an upper class woman’s seduction of a servant, emphasizing the differences and the antagonism between them. In The Father a man is brought to madness and driven out of his home by the suspicion that his daughter is not his own child, while Easter centres on a family in need of redemption for its sins and suffering, finding forgiveness at a season of rebirth. Strindberg’s acute psychological analysis and his dramatization of naked emotion within a naturalistic domestic setting make him one of the great innovators of the modern theatre.

Peter Watts’s powerful translation is accompanied by an introduction and a preface to each of the dramas, which place the plays in the context of Strindberg’s life.

About The Author

(22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright and writer.

ISBN: 9780140440829
ISBN-10: 0140440828
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 31st December 1963
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 20.0
Edition Number: 1