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Title The Cambridge companion to August Strindberg / edited by Michael Robinson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 183 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge collections online
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Cambridge collections online
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Contents August Strindberg : the art and science of self-dramatization / Linda Haverty Rugg -- Strindberg and the woman question / Margaretha Fahlgren -- Learning to speak : Strindberg and the novel / Ulf Olsson -- Between realism and modernism : the modernity of Strindberg's autobiographical writings / Per Stounbjerg -- Miss Julie, naturalism, 'The battle of the brains, ' and sexual desire / Ross Shideler -- Strindberg and comedy / Hans-Göran Ekman -- Crisis and change : Strindberg the unconscious modernist / Göran Stockenström -- A modernist dramaturgy / Eszter Szalczer -- The chamber plays / Lynn R. Wilkinson -- The history plays / Matthew H. Wikander -- Strindberg in the theatre / Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker -- Bergman's Strindberg / Egil Törnqvist -- Strindberg and modern drama : some lines of influence / Freddie Rokem
Summary "August Strindberg is one of the most enduring of nineteenth-century dramatists, and is also an internationally recognized novelist, autobiographer, and painter. This Companion presents contributions by leading international scholars on different aspects of Strindberg's highly colorful life and work. The essays focus primarily on his most celebrated plays; these include the Naturalist Dramas, The Father and Miss Julie; the experimental dramas with which he created a true modernist theater--To Damascus and A Dream Play; and the Chamber Plays of 1908 which, like so much of his work, exerted a powerful influence on much later twentieth-century drama. His plays are contextualized for what they contribute both to the history of drama and developments in theater practice, and other essays clarify the enormous importance to these dramas of his other work, most notable the autobiographical novel Inferno, and his lifelong interest in science, the occult, sexual politics, and the visual arts."
Notes Title from home page (viewed Jan. 8, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-183)
Subject Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 -- Criticism and interpretation
Strindberg, August, 1849-1912.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Robinson, Michael, 1944 July 13-
ISBN 1139002708 (electronic bk.)
9781139002707 (electronic bk.)
(pbk. ed.)
(print ed.)
(pbk. ed.)
(print ed.)
Other Titles Companion to August Strindberg
August Strindberg