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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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But there was a pleasing irony in that his last play was also the most self-less: Jean and Richard, (60) which was developed from the 1990 radio play and premiered in Court 2 in 1992, is the perfect counterweight to the Strindbergian Schreidrama of Lovebirds.
By play's end, the Strindbergian faceoff between the pair is interrupted by a train that actually dares to stop, providing a means of escape for a duo whose true home would seem to be an increasingly furious limbo.
With its limited cast of characters and single confined setting, Bildmakarna has many of the ingredients of the Strindbergian chamber play, except that the harmonies or correspondences at stake in Enquist's work have much more to do with images than with music, and there is an energy and intellectual sharpness here that far surpasses most of Strindberg's chamber plays.
At the same time, however, as in a kaleidoscope, his protagonists get rearranged into new and surprising configurations, undergo subtle changes, "scatter and converge" (to use a Strindbergian term), their true identities hidden to the reader all through the book.
Their conversation moves toward and away from violence while duologue number two takes place on a Strindbergian emotional knifepoint.