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
The Father
Miss Julie (Bin End Stock)
The Dance of Death
Miss Julie & Creditors
Creditors
Miss Julie

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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