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Adolph also expresses his insecurities, and then, set off by a confused exchange, he storms out of the room in frustration.

Creditors review – Strindberg’s scintillating tale of passion and possession

Return to Book Page. I’m not familiar with his works, except Miss Julie, but I often connect his portrait with madness, sadness and not without boldness. But both David Greig’s new version and Rickman’s production shift the focus towards the insanity of revenge.

Creditors was first performed as part of a triple bill with Strindberg’s one-act plays Pariah and The Stronger on 9 March at the Dagmar Theatre in Copenhagenunder the auspices of his newly formed Scandinavian Experimental Theatre. I’m not sure that that’s such a good message to be conveying, even if I’m fairly sure that he was merely responding to Ibsen’s feminist plays for some part. Also, Adolph loves and trusts his wife, Tekla, he credits her for educating him, and he was happy in his marriage — until Gustav changes his mind about those things.

Jan 04, Jen rated it it was amazing.

And to myself at least it seems as if my voice had recovered its ring. Alice rated it liked it Jun 04, This three-character play takes place in a parlor adjoined to a room in a seaside resort hotel.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It begins with Adolph, an artist, sculpting a small nude female figure. For all of the misogyny, the arguments about passion and possession, partnership and dependency, rage on.

He won the battle, in his opinion, because he is stronger.

One important fact that the introduction provided was that Strindberg wrote this play ” The Social and Religious Plays of Strindberg. Nov 11, Krolikbuks rated it it was amazing Shelves: You live with a woman for years, and you never stop to analyse her, or your relationship with her, and then–then you begin to think–and there you are –Gustav, you are my friend.


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Preview — Creditors by August Strindberg. Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one in the marriage, I noticed that there was a strong vein of feminism similar to Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in many ways. Simon theatre on 10 December Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one in the marriage, I noticed that t After I listened to the audiobook of the play, I went back and reread some sections in my Kindle edition of “Plays by August Strindberg, Second Series” and read the introduction to the play as well.

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Alina Travinicheva rated it liked it May 26, So, Gustav is motivated for revenge. A thought-provoking play that I need to ponder further Adolph Jacob Boswall and Tekla Isobel Creditrs What I particularly loved about this performance is that no matter how dramatic the events unfolding between the two on-stage characters, credotors was always apparent that the more overwhelming presence was the one currently off-stage.

I remember strindberrg this was okay, but three months later I can remember nothing about it without having to look it up. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat August Strindberg is better playwrighter than novelist but too many stories of his feel like he uses his fiction to fight back the winds of change in late s when there were groups of women who wanted more rights.

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In this play, two friends, Gustav and Adolphe, discuss Adolphe’s wife, who actually used to be married to Gustav. Oct 23, Sophie Haggarty rated it liked it Shelves: Brian Donarski rated it really liked it Jun 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

After I listened to the audiobook of the play, I went back and reread some sections in my Kindle edition of “Plays by August Strindberg, Second Series” and read the introduction to the play as well. Chloe Gallot rated it really liked it Oct 03, Cfeditors me of new sttindberg via email. I somehow feel there is something common between this play and Miss Julie that reveals about Strindberg and his view on women and marriage. His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism.


During this last week you have given me courage to live again. The play received its German premiere on 22 January at the Residenz Theatre in Berlinunder the direction of Sigismund Lautenburg. Tekla has been away for the past week; when she parted Adolph upset her by calling her an “old flirt” and suggesting that she was too old to play the coquette. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here With a pared-back set design in the intimate space of the Burton Taylor theatre, the lens is focused entirely on the interaction between the three.

Looking like the playwright himself, complete with quiff and buttoned-up jacket, he remains cool and moderate as if to suggest his views about emasculation and the dangers of free-thinking women are the consequence of reasoning not vested interest. You are commenting using your WordPress. The only male friend I have. They have fallen into the habit of calling themselves “brother and sister”, because when she was being stolen away from her first husband, they both strindgerg attempting to feign a chaste relationship.

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I don’t find it appropriate, but this is a play from a completely different era. May Adolf symbolizes the oppressed ceeditors afraid of losing the love of his life, and Gustav the wise self of him that has already been betrayed and tries to protect him. Likewise, the final scene, played out on film, has the twin effects of being emotionally revealing and theatrically distancing.

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