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The father

Author: Oliver Hailey; August Strindberg
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (440 Park Ave. S., New York 10016) : Dramatist Play Service, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"One of Strindberg's most famous works, the play deals with a brilliant but erratic military officer and scientist who clashes with his wife on the question of whether their daughter should be sent away for her schooling or kept at home. A renowned misogynist, Strindberg used the play to dramatize what he considered to be the weaknesses and failings of women, and the diabolical way in which they sought to poison the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: One-act plays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Hailey; August Strindberg
ISBN: 9780822203872 0822203871
OCLC Number: 11676936
Description: 46 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by August Strindberg ; freely adapted by Oliver Hailey.

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"One of Strindberg's most famous works, the play deals with a brilliant but erratic military officer and scientist who clashes with his wife on the question of whether their daughter should be sent away for her schooling or kept at home. A renowned misogynist, Strindberg used the play to dramatize what he considered to be the weaknesses and failings of women, and the diabolical way in which they sought to poison the hearts and minds of the men who had the misfortune to love them. But while Strindberg's view of the female sex may have been somewhat lopsided, in the present adaptation the mother--her thoughts, and feelings, and aspirations--is given equal attention. While the laws of the time gave a father unreasonable control over his children, and the mother was forced to use her wiles to fight against this, the present version makes it clear that this was not always done with the sinister reasons that Strindberg ascribed in mind. Here the father and the mother are given equal voice--making, at last, for a fair fight, and conveying a heightened theatricality, which brings added power to one of the modern theatre's truly great plays."--Back cover.

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