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  • August Strindberg

    The Ghost Sonata (Spöksonaten) is a play in three acts by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. Written in 1907, it was first produced at Strindberg's Intimate Theatre in Stockholm on 21 January 1908... The Ghost Sonata is a key text in the development of modernist drama and a vivid example of a chamber play. In it, Strindberg creates a world in which ghosts walk in bright daylight, a beautiful woman is transformed into a mummy and lives in the closet, and the household cook sucks all the nourishment out of the food before she serves it to her masters. The play relates the adventures of a young student, who idealizes the lives of the inhabitants of a stylish apartment building in...read more

  • August Strindberg

    The Ghost Sonata (Spöksonaten) is a play in three acts by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. Written in 1907, it was first produced at Strindberg's Intimate Theatre in Stockholm on 21 January 1908... The Ghost Sonata is a key text in the development of modernist drama and a vivid example of a chamber play. In it, Strindberg creates a world in which ghosts walk in bright daylight, a beautiful woman is transformed into a mummy and lives in the closet, and the household cook sucks all the nourishment out of the food before she serves it to her masters. The play relates the adventures of a young student, who idealizes the lives of the inhabitants of a stylish apartment building in...read more

  • August Strindberg

    August Strindberg belongs to the same generation of authors as the Russian Chekhov and the Norwegian Ibsen. Strindberg stands at the crossroads of such decisive influences as those of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Schiller, Zola, Byron, or Freud's precursors such as Bernheim. He absorbed the aesthetic trends of his time, particularly naturalism. He is also a virtuoso painter, closely related to Edward Munch. All his writings bear witness to his life and bear the traces of his crises, his struggles, his revolts against a society of rigid conformism. Through his struggles, he extracts from himself a dark work that explores the distress of modern man. Kafka, the expressionists, and...read more

  • August Strindberg

    August Strindberg's naturalistic one-act drama has only three characters: Julie, a passionate young noblewoman; Jean, her father's ambitious valet; and Kristin, the cook, who is also Jean's fiancee. The play is set on Midsummer Eve, when everyone is reveling, and Julie and Jean get a bit too intimate - with tragic results. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Creditors is a tragicomedy by August Strindberg that plumbs the depths of the twisted triangular relationship between Tekla, her husband Adolph, and her ex-husband Gustav. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • August Strindberg

    The Dance of Death is a play in two parts by the Swedish dramatist August Strindberg, written in 1900. It depicts the dissolution of a marriage between Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress. Increasingly isolated in their fort-like house, they manipulate and bait each other, until the unexpected arrival of Curt, Alice's cousin. His presence creates a tense triangular relationship that escalates throughout Part One, and is complicated with the introduction of two of the trio's children, Allan and Judith, in Part Two. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • August Strindberg

    A Dream Play (Swedish: Ett drömspel) was written in 1901 by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg. It was first performed in Stockholm on 17 April 1907. It remains one of Strindberg's most admired and influential dramas, seen as an important precursor to both dramatic Expressionism and Surrealism. The primary character in the play is Agnes, a daughter of the Vedic god Indra. She descends to Earth to bear witness to problems of human beings. She meets about 40 characters, some of them having a clearly symbolical value (such as four deans representing theology, philosophy, medicine, and law). After experiencing all sorts of human suffering (for example poverty, cruelty, and the routine of...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Sie führen eine Ehe, wie sie im Buche steht - sechs Jahre vermählt und immer noch verliebt wie am ersten Tag: Der Kapitän und seine Frau scheinen wie füreinander geschaffen. Doch über den rauen Winter wirbelt ein kleiner Sturm über die Felder und hinein in das beschauliche Leben der Eheleute ... August Strindberg widmet sich in den Erzählungen 'Ein Puppenheim', 'Herbst' und 'Der Vogel Phönix' den Phänomenen zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen. Sympathische Figuren in Geschichten voller Leichtigkeit - kurzweilig und unterhaltsam gelesen von Altmeister Gert...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Nach der Ehe mit Frida Uhl durchlebte Strindberg eine ausgesprochen düstere Phase seines Lebens, in der er unter Wahnvorstellungen, Realitätsverlust und Depressionen litt. Sie wird „Inferno-Krise“ genannt, da Strindberg die Erfahrungen dieser Zeit vor allem in dem Roman Inferno, Legender (1897, Inferno. Legenden.) in Form von autobiografischen, teilweise verklärten Aufzeichnungen verarbeitete. Es ist auch die Zeit, in der Strindberg begann, wissenschaftliche und alchemistische Versuche zu machen. Das Drama Mysterium ist in gewisser Weise der Prolog zum Roman Inferno. (Summary by Wikipedia &...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Nach der Ehe mit Frida Uhl durchlebte Strindberg eine ausgesprochen düstere Phase seines Lebens, in der er unter Wahnvorstellungen, Realitätsverlust und Depressionen litt. Sie wird „Inferno-Krise“ genannt, da Strindberg die Erfahrungen dieser Zeit vor allem in dem Roman Inferno, Legender (1897, Inferno. Legenden.) in Form von autobiografischen, teilweise verklärten Aufzeichnungen verarbeitete. Es ist auch die Zeit, in der Strindberg begann, wissenschaftliche und alchemistische Versuche zu...read more

  • August Strindberg

    The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura about their daughter Bertha's future. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • August Strindberg

    The Red Room (Swedish: Röda rummet) is a satire of Stockholm society, it has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel. While receiving mixed reviews in Sweden, it was acclaimed in Denmark, where Strindberg was hailed as a genius. As a result of The Red Room, Strindberg became famous throughout Scandinavia. Edvard Brandes wrote that it 'makes the reader want to join the fight against hypocrisy and reaction'. A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities - politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business - he finds more hypocrisy and political corruption...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Erstes Kapitel: Carlsson tritt seinen Dienst an und wird als Gauner charakterisiert. Zweites Kapitel: Sonntagsruhe und Sonntagsarbeit; der gute Hirte und die verlorenen Schafe; die Waldschnepfen, die erhielten, was ihnen zukam, und der Knecht, der die Kammer bekam. Drittes Kapitel: Der Knecht spielt seinen Trumpf aus, wird Herr im Hause und lehrt die jungen Hähne sich beugen. Viertes Kapitel: Hochzeit in Aussicht. Die Alte wird des Geldes wegen genommen. Fünftes Kapitel: Man prügelt sich am Tage des dritten Aufgebots, geht zum Abendmahl und feiert die Hochzeit. Sechstes Kapitel: Veränderte Verhältnisse und veränderte Aussichten. Es geht mit der Landwirtschaft zurück, aber der...read more

  • August Strindberg

    A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities — politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business — he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of "bohemians", who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Maurice, a playwright on the brink of success, feels so confident in his professional future he proposes to Jeanne, his mistress. However, upon meeting Henriette, his friend's mistress, he gets swept away by his overwhelming passion for her. The feelings are reciprocated by Henriette and their relationship quickly spins out of control. Tragedy strikes and both are swept up in accusations of murder with the potential to destroy them both. This is a story of passion, tragedy, redemption, and repentance. (Summary by Amanda...read more

  • August Strindberg

    Erstes Kapitel: Carlsson tritt seinen Dienst an und wird als Gauner charakterisiert. Zweites Kapitel: Sonntagsruhe und Sonntagsarbeit; der gute Hirte und die verlorenen Schafe; die Waldschnepfen, die erhielten, was ihnen zukam, und der Knecht, der die Kammer bekam. Drittes Kapitel: Der Knecht spielt seinen Trumpf aus, wird Herr im Hause und lehrt die jungen Hähne sich beugen. Viertes Kapitel: Hochzeit in Aussicht. Die Alte wird des Geldes wegen genommen. Fünftes Kapitel: Man prügelt sich am Tage des dritten Aufgebots, geht zum Abendmahl und feiert die Hochzeit. Sechstes Kapitel: Veränderte Verhältnisse und veränderte Aussichten. Es geht mit der Landwirtschaft zurück, aber der...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Im Norden sind die Winter lang und man hat viel zu erzählen. Im Audiobuch-Adventskalender >>Skandinavischer...read more