The Father

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging: Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854599414Publication Date:
7 Sep 2006
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
This version: Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2006

The Father

By August Strindberg Adapted by Mike Poulton

Paperback £8.99£7.19

August Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.

Strindberg's play The Father is about a marriage wrecked by the parents' need to claim exclusive rights to their daughter's love, and to determine her future. By turns comic and deeply tragic, it shows an affable, scholarly father fall victim to a once loving wife who will stop at nothing to do what she thinks is right for her child.

The only possible outcome is a grim, yet thrilling fight to the death in circumstances of almost unbearable tension.

Written in 1887, The Father was first staged in Berlin in 1890. This English version by Mike Poulton was first staged at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2006.

Press Quotes

'Poulton is the adapter of the moment... The Father is franker, more revealing than almost any other play, an X-ray of a gifted, deranged mind'

Observer

'Poulton's terrific new adaptation is absolutely true to Strindberg's dark spirit... blows the dust off the text while capturing all its wild and idiosyncratic torment... The Father will knock your socks off'

Telegraph

'A startling emotional roller-coaster ride'

Guardian

'Fully confirms the play's power to rivet and disturb'

The Times

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging:Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854599414Publication Date:
7 Sep 2006
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by August Strindberg:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

Rosmersholm
Imperium: The Cicero Plays
Don Carlos
The Canterbury Tales (stage version)
Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Morte d'Arthur (stage version)
The York Mystery Plays
Wallenstein
Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Judgement Day
A Tale of Two Cities (stage version)
Wolf Hall (stage version)
Luise Miller

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