August Strindberg: Selected Essays

Overview

This is the first fully edited translation of a series of essays by the great Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by Michael Robinson, have been selected for the light they shed, both directly and indirectly, on Strindberg's contribution to the European theater, first in such masterpieces of psychological realism as The Father and Miss Julie, and subsequently in those works, including A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata, with which he largely established a basis for theatrical ...

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Overview

This is the first fully edited translation of a series of essays by the great Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by Michael Robinson, have been selected for the light they shed, both directly and indirectly, on Strindberg's contribution to the European theater, first in such masterpieces of psychological realism as The Father and Miss Julie, and subsequently in those works, including A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata, with which he largely established a basis for theatrical modernism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521563758
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the text; Introduction; Part I. From Vivisections (1887): 1. 'The battle of the brains'; 2. 'Nemesis Divina'; 3. 'Mysticism - for now'; 4. 'Soul murder (Apropos Rosmersholm)'; 'On modern drama and modern theatre' (1889); Part II. From Vivisections II (1894): 5. 'I'; 6. 'The making of Aspasia'; 7. 'Nemesis Divina (cont.)'; 8. 'The new arts! or the role of chance in artistic creation'; 9. 'Whence we have come'; 10. 'Character a role?'; 'C├ęsarine' (1894); 'Deranged sensations' (1894); 'In the cemetery' (1896); Part III. From Jardin des Plantes (1896): 11. 'Introduction'; 12. 'The death's head moth'; 13. 'Indigo and the line of copper'; 14. 'To the heckler'; 'On the action of light in photography' (1896); 'A glance into space' (1896); 'Edvard Munch's exhibition' (1896); 'The synthesis of gold' (1896); 'Contemporary gold-making' (1896); 'The sunflower' (1896); 'The mysticism of world history' (1903); 'August Strindberg on himself' (1909); Notes and commentary; Index.

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