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By: August Strindberg (1849-1912)

Countess Julie by August Strindberg Countess Julie

August Strindberg’s naturalistic one-act drama has only three characters: Julie, a passionate young noblewoman; Jean, her father’s ambitious valet; and Kristin, the cook, who is also Jean’s fiancee. The play is set on Midsummer Eve, when everyone is reveling, and Julie and Jean get a bit too intimate – with tragic results.

Die Leute auf Hemsö by August Strindberg (German) Die Leute auf Hemsö

Erstes Kapitel: Carlsson tritt seinen Dienst an und wird als Gauner charakterisiert.Zweites Kapitel: Sonntagsruhe und Sonntagsarbeit; der gute Hirte und die verlorenen Schafe; die Waldschnepfen, die erhielten, was ihnen zukam, und der Knecht, der die Kammer bekam.Drittes Kapitel: Der Knecht spielt seinen Trumpf aus, wird Herr im Hause und lehrt die jungen Hähne sich beugen.Viertes Kapitel: Hochzeit in Aussicht. Die Alte wird des Geldes wegen genommen.Fünftes Kapitel: Man prügelt sich am Tage des dritten Aufgebots, geht zum Abendmahl und feiert die Hochzeit...

Mysterium by August Strindberg (German) Mysterium

Nach der Ehe mit Frida Uhl durchlebte Strindberg eine ausgesprochen düstere Phase seines Lebens, in der er unter Wahnvorstellungen, Realitätsverlust und Depressionen litt. Sie wird „Inferno-Krise“ genannt, da Strindberg die Erfahrungen dieser Zeit vor allem in dem Roman Inferno, Legender (1897, Inferno. Legenden.) in Form von autobiografischen, teilweise verklärten Aufzeichnungen verarbeitete. Es ist auch die Zeit, in der Strindberg begann, wissenschaftliche und alchemistische Versuche zu machen.

Book cover Creditors

Creditors is an 1889 tragicomedy by August Strindberg that plumbs the depths of the twisted triangular relationship between Tekla, her husband Adolph, and her ex-husband Gustav.

Book cover The Red Room

A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities — politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business — he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of "bohemians", who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from Wikipedia)

The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg The Ghost Sonata

The Ghost Sonata (Spoksonaten) is a play in three acts by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. Written in 1907, it was first produced at Strindberg's Intimate Theatre in Stockholm on 21 January 1908... The Ghost Sonata is a key text in the development of modernist drama and a vivid example of a chamber play. In it, Strindberg creates a world in which ghosts walk in bright daylight, a beautiful woman is transformed into a mummy and lives in the closet, and the household cook sucks all the nourishment out of the food before she serves it to her masters...

Book cover (Swedish) Inferno
Book cover There are Crimes and Crimes
Book cover (German) Fräulein Julie Naturalistisches Trauerspiel
Book cover (Swedish) Hemsöborna
Book cover The Road to Damascus
Book cover (German) Die Inselbauern oder Die Leute auf Hemsö
Book cover (Swedish) Skärkarlsliv
Book cover Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter
Book cover (Swedish) Tjensteqvinnans son En själs utvecklingshistoria
Book cover (Swedish) Det Nya Riket Skildringar från attentatens och jubelfesternas tidevarv
Book cover (Swedish) Samlade Skrifter #28 Hemsöborna och Skärkarlsliv
Book cover (Swedish) I Vårbrytningen
Book cover In Midsummer Days, and Other Tales
Book cover Married
Book cover Historical Miniatures
Book cover Master Olof : a Drama in Five Acts
Book cover There Are Crimes and Crimes
Book cover Lucky Pehr
Book cover Father

The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura about their daughter Bertha's future. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad.

Book cover Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is a play in two parts by the Swedish dramatist August Strindberg, written in 1900. It depicts the dissolution of a marriage between Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress. Increasingly isolated in their fort-like house, they manipulate and bait each other, until the unexpected arrival of Curt, Alice's cousin. His presence creates a tense triangular relationship that escalates throughout Part One, and is complicated with the introduction of two of the trio's children, Allan and Judith, in Part Two.

Book cover Dream Play

A Dream Play (Swedish: Ett drömspel) was written in 1901 by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg. It was first performed in Stockholm on 17 April 1907. It remains one of Strindberg's most admired and influential dramas, seen as an important precursor to both dramatic Expressionism and Surrealism. The primary character in the play is Agnes, a daughter of the Vedic god Indra. She descends to Earth to bear witness to problems of human beings. She meets about 40 characters, some of them having a clearly symbolical value (such as four deans representing theology, philosophy, medicine, and law)...

Book cover Growth of a Soul

Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright who has had many of his works read into Librivox by volunteers. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature. The Growth of a Soul is Strindberg's own literary autobiography and recreation of the spirit of the times at Upsala University and his attempts to become a literary artist...

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