In these three seasonal plays Jon Fosse explores the crossover between the poetic and the everyday, as ordinary encounters become pivotal moments in the lives of his characters. Past and present overlap in A Summer's Day, as an elderly widow remembers the day, many years before, when her husband went out to sea and never returned. In a series of continuous but chronologically distinct scenes, Dream of Autumn charts a surprising relationship between a man and an old female friend he encounters: she becomes his second wife and causes him to fall out with his family. In Winter, a fascinating but mercurial woman tries to seduce a businessman, but after giving up his marriage and career for her, he discovers he may have mistaken her intentions. In each of these plays, Fosse's unique use of fractured and repetitive speech rhythms imbues apparently mundane situations with a hypnotic intensity.
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