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

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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