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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
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (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£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 Father
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
Miss Julie & Creditors
Creditors
Dances of Death
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
Miss Julie
The Dance of Death

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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