A Dream Play
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598516Publication Date:
13 Jan 2005
Size: 125mm x 198mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780014289Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
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£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780014289Publication Date:
14 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by August Strindberg:

The Father
Miss Julie & Creditors
The House Party
Dances of Death
Creditors
The Dance of Death
Miss Julie
Miss Julie
The Dance of Death

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

Cloud Nine
Three More Sleepless Nights
Here We Go
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Love and Information
Tickets are Now On Sale
Pigs and Dogs
Seagulls
Lovesick
Icecream
Bliss
The Skriker
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Far Away
A Number
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Air
Blue Heart
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
The After-Dinner Joke
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
What If If Only
Thyestes
Abortive
Ding Dong the Wicked
A Mouthful of Birds
The Judge's Wife
War and Peace Gaza Piece
This is a Chair
Seven Jewish Children
Hot Fudge
Mad Forest
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Escaped Alone
Three Short Plays
Beautiful Eyes
Traps
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Hotel

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