Pariah and The Stronger
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Born in Sweden to a comfortable family, August Strindberg (1849-1912) was educated at elite private schools before attending college. He worked in a chemist’s shop and dabbled in teaching for brief period while still in school, alternately leaving and then returning to his studies in chemistry and medicine. Perhaps a turning point in his life, Strindberg took an opportunity to work as an extra with the Royal Theater in Stockholm, and from then on resolved to become a playwright. Strindberg plunged into a literary life, turning out plays, founding a literary club, and writing for newspapers in Stockholm. Outspoken and progressive, often critical of authority in any form, Strindberg was a distinctly modern playwright. His best-known works include Miss Julie, The Dance of Death, A Dream Play, and The Ghost Sonata. Strindberg’s plays remain a challenging but undeniably important presence in the history of European drama.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
MRS. X., an actress, married.
MISS Y., an actress, unmarried.
[A corner of a ladies' restaurant; two small tables of cast-iron, a sofa covered with red plush, and a few chairs.]
[MRS. X. enters dressed in hat and winter coat, and carrying a pretty Japanese basket on her arm.]
[MISS Y. has in front ...
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