A Dream Play
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598516Publication Date:
13 Jan 2005
Size: 125mm x 198mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780014289Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
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First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2005

A Dream Play

By August Strindberg Adapted by Caryl Churchill

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Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.

Written in 1901, a mysterious amalgam of Freud, Alice in Wonderland and Strindberg's own private symbolism, A Dream Play follows the logic of a dream:

A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be. Characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessive recurrent image. As Strindberg wrote in his preface, he wanted 'to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape of a dream. Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist.'

This version of A Dream Play, from a literal translation by Charlotte Barslund, is by leading playwright Caryl Churchill. It was first performed in the Cottesloe auditorium of the National Theatre, London, in February 2005, in a production directed by Katie Mitchell, with additional material by Katie Mitchell and the company.

Also included is an introduction by Caryl Churchill.

This version is also available in the collection Caryl Churchill Plays: Four

Press Quotes

'elegant yet funereal and, like dreams, paradoxically serene and fraught'

Independent on Sunday

'100 minutes of disconcerting theatrical brilliance... spellbinding'

Daily Telegraph
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598516Publication Date:
13 Jan 2005
Size: 125mm x 198mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780014289Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by August Strindberg:

The Dance of Death
Dances of Death
Miss Julie
The Dance of Death
Miss Julie
The Father

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

Icecream
Hotel
A Number
Pigs and Dogs
Blue Heart
Escaped Alone
Thyestes
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
Mad Forest
The Skriker
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Three More Sleepless Nights
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Love and Information
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Abortive
Hot Fudge
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Seven Jewish Children
Bliss
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Seagulls
Here We Go
This is a Chair
The After-Dinner Joke
A Mouthful of Birds
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Traps
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
A Number (2015 edition)
Far Away
Ding Dong the Wicked
Lovesick
Cloud Nine
The Judge's Wife

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