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Strindberg's Ghost Sonata [Paperback]

By Egil Tornqvist (Author)
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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
Pages   270
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.29" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 17, 2004
Publisher   Amsterdam University Press
ISBN  9053564357  
ISBN13  9789053564356  

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More About Egil Tornqvist

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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