A Dream Play (Churchill)

A Dream Play (Churchill)

A Dream Play (Churchill)

by: Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg

by: Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg

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A Dream Play (Churchill)

A Dream Play (Churchill)

by: Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg

by: Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg

Overview

A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be. In Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image. As Strindberg himself wrote in his Preface, he wanted 'to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape of a dream. Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist.'

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Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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August Strindberg

August Strindberg

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