The Dance of Death

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging: Single built set (interior of a round fortress)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

EPUB, 74 pages ISBN: 9781780013251Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Trafalgar Studios, London, 2012

The Dance of Death

By August Strindberg Adapted by Conor McPherson

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A visceral version of Strindberg's compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared to use his very last breath to make their lives a living hell.

Conor McPherson's version of Strindberg's play The Dance of Death premiered at Trafalgar Studios, London, in December 2012.

This version of The Dance of Death is also available in the collection Conor McPherson Plays: Three.

Press Quotes

'It's impossible to look away'

Time Out

'A grotesque comedy that anticipates the work of theatrical absurdists such as Beckett and Ionesco... a profoundly seminal work'

Guardian

'Shockingly funny... its raw savagery is thrilling and its bleak existential despair almost Beckettian'

The Times

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging:Single built set (interior of a round fortress)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

EPUB, 74 pages ISBN: 9781780013251Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by August Strindberg:

The Dance of Death
Miss Julie & Creditors
Dances of Death
A Dream Play
The Father
Miss Julie (Bin End Stock)
Creditors
Miss Julie
Miss Julie

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Also by Conor McPherson:

Shining City
Conor McPherson Plays: Two
Dublin Carol
The Seafarer
The Weir
The Birds (stage version)
The Veil
The Night Alive
Port Authority
Conor McPherson Plays: One
St Nicholas
Girl from the North Country
The Good Thief
The Nest
Conor McPherson Plays: Three
Come On Over
Rum and Vodka
This Lime Tree Bower

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