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Ibsen vs Strindberg

Whose narrative style offers a better reading experience, Henrik Ibsen’s or August Strindberg’s? # A Doll’s House # Ghosts # Hedda Gabler # The Master Builder # Miss Julie… 26 more words

Miss Julie at the Jermyn Street Theatre review ***

Miss Julie

Jermyn Street Theatre, 27th November 2017

Grinding my way through the classics of naturalistic drama. Actually not grinding, that makes it sound like too much of a slog, but I can’t pretend it is all unalloyed joy. 728 more words



August Strindberg’s Easter, a ‘symbolic religious drama’, was performed by RADA students at their GBS Theatre. Originally written in 1902, the play is about a family living in a Swedish coastal town; the father is in jail and the sister is in an asylum, leaving the brother and mother to manage things together at home alongside brother Elis’s fiance and a student, Benjamin. 31 more words


JJ at the RA

Last weekend we visited the vast retrospective exhibition of Jasper Johns at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

“One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work” – Jasper Johns 2006. 956 more words


Miss Julie

I’ve seen several Strindberg plays but somehow never managed to catch his most famous and frequently performed play, Miss Julie. Until now, that is. The Jermyn Street Theatre is currently showing an adaptation of this 1888 classic by Howard Brenton, who is a successful playwright in his own right. 297 more words


REVIEW: Miss Julie, Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton’s adaptation of Strindberg’s play is sharp and observant in which the tension is carefully built up in Tom Littler’s production. 

August Strindberg’s play is one that continues to fascinate directors and adaptors with its passionate speeches as well as its focus on class and sex. 436 more words


“The Dance of Death” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Conor McPherson’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death is a bitter, superbly black comedy, which is said to have inspired such Twentieth Century playwrights as Eugene O’Neill, Jean Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and most notably, Edward Albee, whose now classic play… 738 more words