A Dream Play
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598516Publication Date:
13 Jan 2005
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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.'

From a literal translation by Charlotte Barslund. Introduction by Caryl Churchill.

Also available in 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:

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

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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