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.'

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:

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

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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