Twelve Major Plays by August StrindbergTwelve Major Plays by August Strindberg

Twelve Major Plays

byAugust StrindbergTranslated byElizabeth Sprigge

Paperback | November 15, 2008

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August Strindberg is one of the founders of the modern theater. George Bernard Shaw considered him "the only genuinely Shakespearian modern dramatist," Sean OCasey called him "the greatest of them all." And to Eugene ONeill he was "the greatest interpreter in the theater of the characteristic spiritual conflicts of our lives today." Twelve Major Plays includes the most famous and most characteristic Strindberg plays.This selection is particularly interesting in its depiction of the great range of Strindbergs moods and styles, from naturalism to expressionism, from ironic comedy to bitter tragedy. It displays his great gift for symbolic, mystical verse as well as his command of dramatic prose. In issues of sex and gender, Strindberg anticipated the modern temperament in society and drama alike.These translations gave American readers their first opportunity to know the true genius of Strindberg. Most previous versions in English had been based on existing German translations. Eliabeth Sprigges unique achievement was to render the original Swedish texts into English that is at once fluent and accurate and that captures the full vigor and impact of the original plays.
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish writer and playwright and is credited and being one of the founders of modern theatre. His writings combined elements of psychology and naturalism. Some of his minor writings, not included in this book, include The Outlaw, Master Olaf, Pariah, The Comrades, and Among French Peasants. Eli...
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Title:Twelve Major PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:703 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0202361918

ISBN - 13:9780202361918

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