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The Father free pdf Written in 1887, the year before Strindberg's most famous play, "Miss Julie", and only a few years after Ibsen's "A Doll's House", "The Father" deals with the same theme of male versus female domination. Laura and Adolf have a daughter, Bertha, whom they both wish to claim as their own. Laura tells Adolf that (in those pre-DNA days) he cannot be sure he is her real father. Wrestling with this thought, driven mad by Laura's malice, and finally betrayed even by Bertha, Adolf is last seen being strapped into a straitjacket...This extraordinarily modern take on the eternal battle of the sexes combines naturalism and expressionism to startling effect, so that the audience never quite knows what is real, what is the projection of the characters' highly pitched emotions. Mike Poulton, the author of this spiky new version, comes to Strindberg via enormous successes with Turgenev, Chekhov, Ibsen and, very recently, with Schiller's "Don Carlos" and Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". "The Father" premieres at Chichester in September 2006 with a no-doubt-starry cast yet to be announced.

About August Strindberg

August Strindberg (1849-1912) is best-known as the author of Miss Julie (1889). His more than 60 plays were deeply controversial in their time - and still are. They range from near-naturalism (The Father, 1887) to impenetrable expressionism (The Ghost Sonata, 1907). Mike Poulton has a string of successful translations and adaptations to his name, most notably Turgenev's Fortune's Fool (which won a Tony in New York), Schiller's Don Carlos, which was an unlikely West End hit - both starred Derek Jacobi - and the RSC's current Canterbury Tales.

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Author : August Strindberg
Publisher : Nick Hern Books
Data Published : 07 September 2006
ISBN : 1854599410
EAN : 9781854599414
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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