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Author Szalczer, Eszter.

Title August Strindberg / Eszter Szalczer
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 217 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge modern and contemporary dramatists
Routledge modern and contemporary dramatists.
Contents Versions of a life. Problematics of biography vs. autobiography -- Between fiction and reality -- A life in the theatre. The Scandinavian experimental theatre -- Strindberg and the independent theatre movement : the first productions -- Strindberg and stagecraft : theory and practice -- The intimate theatre -- Key plays. Naturalism and the modern character -- Dream-play dramaturgy and modernist allegories -- The last sonatas -- Modernizing history -- Key plays/productions. Miss Julie: from failed world premiere to worldwide acclaim -- A dream play : from closet drama to post-modern performance -- The ghost sonata and Strindberg's haunting legacy
Summary Dramatist, theatre practitioner, novelist, and painter, August Strindberg's diverse dramatic output embodied the modernist sensibility. He was above all one of the most radical innovators of Western theatre. This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg's vital contribution to the dramatic arts, while placing his creative process and experimental approach within a wider cultural context. Eszter Szalczer explores Strindberg's re-definition of drama as a fluid, constantly evolving form that profoundly influenced playwriting and theatrical production from the German Expressio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 -- Criticism and interpretation
Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 -- Dramatic production
Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 -- Stage history
Strindberg, August, 1849-1912.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Scandinavian.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203852885