Item description for Strindberg's Ghost Sonata by Egil Tornqvist...
Generally considered one of milestones in the development of modern drama, August Strindberg's chamber play The Ghost Sonata (1907) has variously been hailed as the first expressionist, surrealist and absurdist drama.
In this monograph of the play as text and as performance ---the first of its kind---Egil Trnqvist examines, in four chapters, the source text, various translations of it into English, the stage versions of Max Reinhardt, Olof Molander and Ingmar Bergman, and select radio and TV adaptations. In two framing chapters the background and impact of the play are illuminated. Focusing on Bergman's 1973 production, the book in addition contains a rehearsal diary and a transcription of this production. It is concluded with an annotated list of select productions.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.75" Width: 6.55" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.38 lbs.
Release Date Jan 16, 2002
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053564543 ISBN13 9789053564547
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More About Egil Tornqvist
Egil Tornqvist is professor emeritus in Scandinavian studies at the University of Amsterdam. His most recent books include "Strindberg's "The Ghost Sonata" From Text to Performance", "Bergman's Muses: Aesthetic Versatility in Film, Theatre, Television, and Radio", and "Eugene O'Neill: A Playwright's Theatre. "
Egil Tornqvist was born in 1932 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Universiteit van Amsterdam.