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:

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

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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