A Dream Play

Cast: 5f 5m with doubling, larger cast possible

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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

Cast: 5f 5m with doubling, larger cast possible

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

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

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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