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Miss Julie and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0192833170

ISBN-13: 9780192833174

Edition: 1998

Authors: August Strindberg, Michael Robinson

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The Father; A Dream Play; Miss Julie; The Ghost Sonata; The Dance of Death`Ibsen can sit serenely in his Doll's House,' Sean O'Casey remarked, `while Strindberg is battling with his heaven and his hell.'Strindberg was one of the most extreme, and ultimately the most influential theatrical innovators of the late nineteenth century. The five plays translated here are those on which Strindberg's international reputation as a dramatist principally rests and this edition embraces his crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a psychological realist, The Father and Miss Julie, to the three plays in which he redefined the possibilities of European…    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, into a poor family, August Strindberg suffered a hard and unhappy childhood. He studied for a while at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, but left without a degree. Strindberg began to write while supporting himself at a variety of jobs, including journalist and librarian. The work that first brought him to public attention was the novel The Red Room (1879), a biting satire on Stockholm society that displayed his skill as both a literary stylist and a social commentator. Strindberg went on to write other novels, as well as stories and poems, but it is as a playwright that he is remembered. Sweden's greatest playwright, he ranks just behind Norway's playwright…    

Contains
The Father
A Dream Play
Miss Julie
The Ghost Sonata
The Dance of Death