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Marital Strife in Extremes: "The Dance of Death" at A Noise Within

Long before Edward Albee’s portrait of a manipulative, wretched, psychologically sadistic marriage in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” there was August Strindberg. A man whose view of matrimony can be gleaned from the 19th century playwright’s four unsuccessful marriages, Strindberg examined the twists and turns of relationship in several works, but never created a more mutually vicious version than that in “The Dance of Death.” 601 more words


From the Steam Off the Handle of My Moka Pot

Art is wherever you find it… often, the script is flipped on its ass, and art finds you. It’s always a tale self-narrated, even if you aren’t talking to yourself in public like the decent, self-actualized psychopath you are. 269 more words

Literatura sueca traducida al español

Se dice que la literatura sueca tuvo su oportunidad en el mercado español con Stieg Larsson. La trilogía Millennium se publicó con cierto retraso en 2008 y marcó el pistoletazo a la moda. 1,140 more words


Theater Project Beltsville presents Cold Shoulders, Oct 24-Nov 8

Theater Project Beltsville presents Cold Shoulders, Oct 24-Nov 8

Theater Project Beltsville presents Cold Shoulders
Three one-act plays by Strindberg, Gerstenberg and Burton
produced and directed by Franklin Akers… 65 more words


A Master Builder and Frank

I live on the edge of Lake Wobegone.  On the morning that I went to see A Master Builder, translated and adapted from the original Ibsen play by Wallace Shawn, it was not exceptional that I should have sat in a café eating eggs and bacon and grits and rye toast across from a pretty black woman in braids and watched a tall, white couple with gray hair and bunchy sweaters push out the doors after their breakfast, she saying to him, “Well, that sounds like an old Norwegian…”  I was, in fact, sitting at my table–eating hash browns, too, because I couldn’t choose between hash browns and grits–and reading the first volume of  1,270 more words


Citation de August Strindberg

Au fond, c’est ça la solitude :

S’envelopper dans le cocon de son âme,

se faire chrysalide et attendre la métamorphose,

car elle arrive toujours. 14 more words


Newman, Strindberg, Swenson, Lowrie, Hollander, and Shestov

The works below present links to books written about Soren Kierkegaard between the years 1874 and 1936. It was after World War II that Soren Kierkegaard became a subject for study at American Universities. 1,326 more words

Soren Kierkegaard