A Dream Play
A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be.
In Strindberg’s A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image.
As Strindberg himself wrote in his Preface, he wanted “to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape of a dream. Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist.”
Caryl Churchill’s spare and resonant new version was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in a production by Katie Mitchell.
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Review: A Dream PlayUser Review - Momina Masood - Goodreads
Life does overwhelm us all at times. Beautifully written play, I loved the poetry. Strindberg pleads humanity's case with tremendous empathy and insight, though he leaves it dark and hopeless. Being a ... Read full review
Review: A Dream PlayUser Review - Ida Aasebøstøl - Goodreads
What people call success is only preparation for the next failure. Read full review