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Strindberg

August . 1849--1912, Swedish dramatist and novelist, whose plays include The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), and The Ghost Sonata (1907)
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"I want to show my enthusiasm for Strindberg, Miss Julie is one of the most transformative plays of all time, all working-class drama has a debt to the play - even shows like Coronation Street and EastEnders.
Of course, one sees the difficulty: there is no discussion by Ibsen of Nietzsche, and though Nietzsche refers to Pillars of Society, it did not seem to impress him and he expresses disdain for what he takes to be Ibsen's views--perhaps influenced by Strindberg's negative attitude towards Ibsen--referring to him as "this typical old maid--[who] sets out to poison the good conscience, the natural aspects of sexual love" (89).
As for Bergman's adaption of Strindberg, many critics converged around one point: It was as if these pieces now had been performed for the very first time.
Instead, Melrose says, Strindberg was inspired by Beethoven's questing, surprising late sonatas to create "a kind of a distillation and summation of all the themes he'd done before."Strindberg even nodded to this inspiration with one of his titles, The Ghost Sonata, which joins Storm, Burned House, The Pelican and The Black Glove in rotating rep under Melrose's direction, and with the same cast.
Bak asserts, "scholars [of Streetcar] cannot seem to agree if Williams is interpreting Strindberg, Chekhov, Nietzsche, or Darwin"("Criticism on A Streetcar Named Desire: A Bibliographic Survey, 1947-2003," Cercles 10 [2004]: 9); the allusion noted here suggests that some renewed attention to the influence of Ibsen may be in order.
August Strindberg (1849-1912), one of Sweden's greatest playwrights, novelists, poets, essayists and painters is given special attention in Astrid Regnell's article "The Caterpillar transforming into a Butterfly?
The other one is the commemoration of 100 years of the death of August Strindberg, one of the most famous Swedish authors, with an exhibition of his paintings and photos.
Of course it was none, Maxine herself is a confident, engaging character with a smile hinting at mischievousness, a genuinely Lancastrian accent and a determination ensuring her latest, title role in Strindberg's masterpiece Miss Julie at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, leaves us with another indelible image.
Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play about sex and class, After Miss Julie is set in an English country house on the eve of the Labour Party's historic landslide win in 1945.
Besides the model of the Royal Dramatic Theater, where Bergman worked for many years, the items that reaped the most were the chess board from the film "The Seventh Sear' (missing one of the kings), which went for $143,000, an old figure-head ($100,000), ah Edvard Munch painting depicting August Strindberg ($77,000), a b&w Irving Penn photo of Bergman ($74,000), a grandfather clock ($74,000) and the Laterna Magica ($71,000).
Miller will star in the updated version of the August Strindberg classic, alongside Jonny Lee Miller, which is set to begin previews this month.