A pivotal figure of late nineteenth century theatre, the Swedish playwright, novelist and essayist August Strindberg produced over sixty plays and more than thirty works of fiction, often drawing directly on his personal experience. A bold experimenter of literary forms, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama and history plays, to expressionist and surrealist works. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Strindberg’s works ever compiled in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Strindberg’s life and works* Concise introductions to the major plays and other texts* 29 plays, with individual contents tables* Features rare plays appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Mother Love’ and ‘The Saga of the Folkungs’* Early twentieth century translations by Warner Oland, Edwin Björkman, Claud Field, Ellie Schleussner and more (too many to list in this description; each translator’s name appears at the beginning of each work)* Excellent formatting of the texts* 6 novels by Strindberg* A wide selection of short story collections* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories* Easily locate the short stories you want to read* Selection of Strindberg’s non-fiction* Special criticism section, with 4 essays evaluating Strindberg’s contribution to literature* Features a bonus biography - discover Strindberg’s literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
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The PlaysThe OutlawMaster OlofLucky PehrThe FatherComradesMiss JulieCreditorsThe StrongerPariahSimoomDebit and CreditFacing DeathMother LoveThe LinkThe First WarningThe Road to DamascusAdventThere are Crimes and CrimesGustavus VasaErik XIVThe Saga of the FolkungsEasterThe Dance of DeathThe Bridal CrownSwanwhiteThe Dream PlayThe ThunderstormAfter the FireSpook Sonata
The NovelsThe Red RoomThe Son of a ServantThe Confession of a FoolOn the SeaboardThe InfernoThe Growth of a Soul
The Short Story CollectionsMarriedHistorical MiniaturesFair Haven and Foul StrandThe German Lieutenant and Other StoriesIn Midsummer Days and Other Tales
The Short StoriesList of Short Stories in Chronological OrderList of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order
Non-FictionZones of the SpiritLegends: Autobiographical Sketches
The CriticismAugust Strindberg by James HunekerThe Eccentricity of August Strindberg by Otto HellerAugust Strindberg by Horace Barnett SamuelThe Madness of Strindberg by Robert Lynd
The BiographyAugust Strindberg: The Spirit of Revolt by L. Lind-af-Hageby
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Symphony in Yellow by Oscar Wilde. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 18, 2012.Oscar Wilde, an Irish author who lived for much of his life in London, is most famous for his witty, satirical plays. He also worked for some time as a journalist.Much of his poetry was written early in his career, with a notable exception being The Ballad of Reading Gaol. This poem, Symphony in Yellow, is probably one of his earlier works; in it he describes London in a flattering manner something he was disinclined to do after his trial and imprisonment.(Summary by Lucy Perry)
Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life’s journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That’s what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Longfellow, Hood, Bronte, Burns and Gilbran here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible. On this Volume our readers include Richard Mitchley & Ghizela Rowe.
At the center of Cassandra Medley's play is the controversial idea that higher concentrations of melanin in the genetic makeup of people of color make them mentally, physically, and spiritually superior. Based on the scientific studies of her ironically now-deceased father, Kalima, a fledging molecular scientist looking to come to her own has a difficult time owning his flawed research. Her mother Claire, who carry's her deceased husband's scientific torch has a hard time reckoning with her daughter's enlightenment.Includes an interview with Dr. Stanley Nelson, Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Judyann Elder, Deidrie Henry, James Pickens Jr., Jason Ritter, Terrell Tilford and Lorraine Toussaint.Relativity is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:Matthew Wolf as Baruch de SpinozaEdward Asner as Abraham van ValkenburghRichard Easton as Saul Levi Mortera Andrea Gabriel as ClaraArye Gross as Ben IsraelAmy Pietz as RebekahJames Wagner as Simon de VriesDirected by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe.Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the play-within-a-play used to trap a murderer and a ghost intent on vengeance, appear in Shakespeare's Hamlet. (Thomas Kyd is frequently proposed as the author of the hypothetical Ur-Hamlet that may have been one of Shakespeare's primary sources for Hamlet.) (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Ghost of Andrea, a Spanish nobleman; Hangman: MARTIN GEESONRevenge: AvailleKING OF SPAIN: Lars Rolander CYPRIAN DUKE OF CASTILE, his brother; ALEXANDRO, Portuguese Nobleman; BAZARDO, a Painter; Watchman 1; Citizen 1: Algy PugLORENZO, the Duke's son: DublinGothicBELLIMPERIA, Lorenzo's sister; Isabella's Maid: JustineWalmsleyVICEROY OF PORTUGAL: Jason Mills Nigel BoydellBALTHAZAR, his son: Jeff SchwabHIERONIMO, Marshal of Spain: Amy GramourISABELLA, his wife; Boy: Bev J. StevensHORATIO, their son: Max KörlingeSpanish General; Deputy; Don Bazulto; Watchman 2; Citizen 2: Marty Kris Portuguese Ambassador: Lucy PerryVlLLUPPO, Portuguese Nobleman; Don Pedro; JACQUES, Hieronimo's servant; Watchman 3; Citizen 3: ToddHWPEDRINGANO, Bellimperia's servant: Liberty StumpCHRISTOPHIL, Bellimperia's custodian; Messenger: Carol BoxLorenzo's Page: ChyAnne DonnellSERBERINE, Balthazar's servant; Servant: Kristin GjerløwPEDRO, Hieronimo's servant: Peter MakusNobleman 1; Portingal 1: Ernst PattynamaNobleman 2; Portingal 2: JohnFrickerNarrator: Elizabeth Klett
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