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The Father & Lady Julie & Playing with Fire

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August Strindberg

Published by AmberLane Press

The Father (1887) is one of the most gripping psychological dramas of the modern theatre. Strindberg was working on this and Lady Julie (1888) when his first marriage was breaking up, and he wrote Playing With Fire (1892) when the couple were battling in court over the custody of their children. The dramatic conflict in all three plays is fuelled by sexual tension and typifies Strindberg's enduring theme: the constant and consuming battle for power between the sexes

"This excellent production of the Strindberg play (which normally trades as Miss Julie) has been newly translated by Eivor Martinus, essentially to make it more sexy - or as the programme notes put it, 'expose the usual reticence of English translations and faithfully reveal the brutal language and imagery of Strindberg's original.' ... Highly recommended" ~ Jane Langdon-Davies, What's On

"Eivor Martinus [conveys] beautifully the powerful imagery of Strindberg's language and the intense passion and tragedy of a thoroughly gender- and class-bound society" ~ Emma Wright, Tribune

"Eivor Martinus' translation is at once more free-flowing and more sexually charged, closer to reproducing the mystical and erotic ferments in which Strindberg's work is so often steeped" ~ Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits

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