The Dance of Death
Ebook, 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

Ebook £9.99£7.99

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'


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

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

Also by August Strindberg:

The House Party
Miss Julie
A Dream Play
The Dance of Death
Miss Julie
The Father
Dances of Death
Miss Julie & Creditors

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Also by Conor McPherson:

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

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