The Resource A dream play, August Strindberg ; translated by Michael Meyer

A dream play, August Strindberg ; translated by Michael Meyer

Label
A dream play
Title
A dream play
Statement of responsibility
August Strindberg ; translated by Michael Meyer
Creator
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Author
Translator
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
'A Dream Play', was based on Strinberg's own psychological and marital experiences. He watched Norwegian actress Harriet Bosse in a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 1900; shortly thereafter, he made her his wife and the Shakespeare dream play an inspiration, of sorts, for his own. The play is presented in a style quite different from Strindberg's usual aesthetic of realism. The main character is Agnes, a daughter of the Vedic god Indra, who descends to Earth to understand the problems of human beings. As Agnes encounters dozens of human characters who are suffering from cruelty, poverty, and the mundaneness of family life, she comes to the realisation that humanity is bleak and pitiful. Her final return to Heaven corresponds with an awakening from her dream-like state, and she no longer experiences the 'agony of existence' it is to be human
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
839.8226
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9800
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
A dream play, August Strindberg ; translated by Michael Meyer
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Note
  • Previously issued in print: in Plays two. London, Methuen Drama, 2000
  • Translated from the Swedish
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0000169319
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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.b2973387x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
audiodrama169319

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