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.'

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:

Miss Julie & Creditors
Dances of Death
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
The Father
Miss Julie
The Dance of Death
Creditors
Miss Julie (Bin End Stock)

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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