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:

Creditors
The Dance of Death
Dances of Death
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
The Father
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
Miss Julie & Creditors
Miss Julie

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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