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A Dream Play (Churchill)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 5m

Caryl Churchill, August Strindberg

A Dream Play
by August Strindberg
In a new version by Caryl Churchill

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 obs…

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    5f, 5m
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Summary
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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  • Expandable casting
  • Time Period Contemporary, 1900-1910
  • Setting Various simple settings.
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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 Sund ...

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August Strindberg

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