The Father
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854599414Publication Date:
7 Sep 2006
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781788502405Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£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

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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'


'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'


'A startling emotional roller-coaster ride'


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

The Times
Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781854599414Publication Date:
7 Sep 2006
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781788502405Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by August Strindberg:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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