‘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.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 27th March 1975
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1