The Blinding Light

The Blinding Light $14.99

Howard Brenton

Published by Nick Hern Books

1 Male 3 Female

Europe's most famous playwright has vanished

Most people think he has gone insane

But when August Strindberg reappears four years later, his new plays change theatre forever

The Blinding Light tells the astonishing story of Strindberg's 'Inferno' period ...

Abandoning theatre and living a life of squalid splendour, he's been practising Alchemy

In his hotel room in fin-de-siècle Paris, he attempts to make gold by finding the Philosopher's Stone, the secret of creation

As his grasp on reality weakens, his first two wives visit him and attempt to bring him to his senses

But their interventions spin out of control

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