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August Strindberg - The Father - 9781854599414 - V9781854599414
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The Father

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Description for The Father Paperback. Laura and Adolf have a daughter, Bertha, whom they both wish to claim as their own. Laura tells Adolf that he cannot be sure he is her real father. Driven mad by Laura's malice, and finally betrayed by Bertha, Adolf is last seen being strapped into a straitjacket. Written in 1887, this title deals with the theme of male versus female domination. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 6. Weight in Grams: 84.
August Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton. Strindberg's play The Father is about a marriage wrecked by the parents' need to claim exclusive rights to their daughter's love, and to determine her future. By turns comic and deeply tragic, it shows an affable, scholarly father fall victim to a once loving wife who will stop at nothing to do what she thinks is right for her child. The only possible outcome is a grim, yet thrilling fight to the death in circumstances of almost ... Read more

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About August Strindberg
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. His plays include The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), To Damascus (1898), The Dance of Death (1900), A Dream Play (1902) and The Ghost Sonata (1908). Mike Poulton is an award-winning dramatist whose many adaptations and translations for the stage include: Robert Harris's Imperium (Royal Shakespeare ... Read more

Reviews for The Father
'Poulton is the adapter of the moment... The Father is franker, more revealing than almost any other play, an X-ray of a gifted, deranged mind'
'Poulton's terrific new adaptation is absolutely true to Strindberg's dark spirit... blows the dust off the text while capturing all its wild and idiosyncratic torment... The Father will knock your socks off' ... Read more

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