Strindberg, Five Plays

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University of California Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 297 pages
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Strindberg's most important and most frequently performed plays"The Father, Miss Julie, A Dream Play, The Dance of Death," and "The Ghost Sonata"are gathered together here in translations praised for their fluency and their elegance."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Translators Note and Acknowledgments
14
Miss Julie 1888
63
The Dance of Death 1900 Part I
113
A Dream Play 1901
205
The Ghost Sonata 1907
265
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About the author (1983)

August Strindberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 22, 1849. He was educated at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, but left without a degree. He began to write while supporting himself at a variety of jobs, including journalist and librarian. He wrote several novels including The Red Room and Black Banners, but was best known as a playwright. His plays include The Father, Miss Julie, Creditors, A Dream Play, and The Ghost Sonata. He also wrote an autobiography entitled The Son of a Servant. He died on May 14, 1912 at the age of 63.

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