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August Strindberg

 
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Date of Birth: January 22, 1849
Date of Death: May 14, 1912 (63)

Birth Place: SWEDEN

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August Strindberg News

BWW Interview: Emily Bruni Talks THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath Photo BWW Interview: Emily Bruni Talks THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath
by Cheryl Markosky - Jun 5, 2022

Peep Show actress Emily Bruni talks to Broadway World about her challenging role as Katrin, gender-switched from male to female in a modern take on Strindberg's black comedy The Dance of Death.

BWW Review: THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath Photo BWW Review: THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath
by Cheryl Markosky - Jun 2, 2022

Lindsay Duncan is magnetic in this revival of Strindberg's black comedy. Read our BWW critic's review.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE DANCE OF DEATH at Ustinov Studio in Bath Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE DANCE OF DEATH at Ustinov Studio in Bath
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

All new rehearsal images have been released for the Arcola Theatre’s upcoming production of Strindberg’s The Dance of Death, starring Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae. The productions on 31 May at the Ustinov Studio in Bath, before touring to Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, before completing its run at the Arcola Theatre throughout July.

BWW Review: LIFE SUCKS at DOBAMA! Photo BWW Review: LIFE SUCKS at DOBAMA!
by Roy Berko - Apr 30, 2022

Anton Chekov, along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, were three late nineteenth and early twentieth century European playwrights who were the seminal figures in the birth of theatrical modernism. They turned their backs on the escapist romantic stories and took on real issues, and presented real people with real problems.

Composer Philippe Boesmans Has Died Photo Composer Philippe Boesmans Has Died
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

This morning, news broke that composer Philippe Boesmans passed away last night after a short illness.¬†‚ÄúWe want to remember Philippe for his humanism, his humour and his generosity‚ÄĚ,¬†says the general director of the La Monnaie / De Munt,¬†Peter de Caluwe. ‚ÄúHe was always a welcome guest at our Theatre and an essential support for our house. His artistic contribution to La Monnaie and to contemporary opera is invaluable. He was a trusted voice for three successive directors of La Monnaie and was always ready to give constructive comments on our programming, for which he repeatedly made original suggestions. His opinion mattered, as a friend and as a professional, and will be greatly missed.‚ÄĚ

Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae Will Star in the UK Tour of THE DANCE OF DEATH Photo Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae Will Star in the UK Tour of THE DANCE OF DEATH
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre's Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.

OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the Ne Photo OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the New City
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

It was inevitable, perhaps, that post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater.  One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to an upsetting time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. 

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K. Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K.G.B. Switches Allegiances
by Michael Dale - Mar 6, 2022

An audience participation panel discussion show that tours one-nighters around the country debates how to get dating right.

Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND T Photo Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND TWO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New Cit Photo August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New City This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

August Strindberg Videos

VIDEO: Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj on THE BACCHAE VideoVIDEO: Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj on THE BACCHAE
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020

Hear more from artistic director Joseph Haj on welcoming director Anne Bogart and this famed ensemble to the Guthrie below!

VIDEO: First Look at JULIE at the National Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at JULIE at the National Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2018

National Theatre presents Julie starring Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible: Fallout) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) and is directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas on September 6th  (at the Beekman Theatre at 7:30).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/07/16 - We Remember Albert Bassermann
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

Today was the birthday of Albert Bassermann, a German who actor who had an unusually prolific stage and then screen career - the the extent that he is now considered the first German actor to achieve such crossover.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 18, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Juilette Binoche, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as what it's been like touring the world in Antigone. Check out the full interview below!

VIDEO: First Look - Jessica Chastain in All-New Trailer for MISS JULIE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 17, 2014

Directed by Liv Ullmann and adapted from the famous August Strindberg play, the upcoming film MISS JULIE stars Jessica Chastain as a wealthy woman who initiates a flirtation with her father's valet

VIDEO: Jessica Chastain in New International Trailer for MISS JULIE
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 22, 2014

Following today's news that Liv Ullmann's MISS JULIE, starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, an all-new international trailer has been released for the film.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at CTC's MISS JULIE
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2012

The Classical Theatre Company's (CTC) first production of their 2012-2013 Main Stage Season as well as the company's first production in their new performance venue and first home, Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, will be MISS JULIE by August Strindberg. The production runs three weeks from September 26th-October 14th 2012. In honor of the 100th anniversary of August Strindberg's death CTC is proud to be producing the author's Miss Julie. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production below.

Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - AFTER MISS JULIE
by Eddie Varley - Nov 15, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. The program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present, and future greats!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek of AFTER MISS JULIE Opening Night
by Craig Brockman - Oct 24, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of After Miss Julie officially opened on Thursday, October 22nd. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were on hand to welcome Sienna Miller (making her Broadway debut), Jonny Lee Miller and Marin Ireland along with Director Mark Brokaw to Broadway! Catch these interviews and clips from the show, right here on BroadwayWorld.com!

STAGE TUBE: AFTER MISS JULIE Star Sienna Miller Chats 'JOE' and Broadway Debut On TODAY
by Eddie Varley - Aug 5, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's AFTER MISS JULIE's Sienna Miller was a live in-studio guest on NBC's 'Today Show' on Monday, August 3rd. The star of the upcoming Broadway production chats about her current big screen release 'G. I. JOE' and her New York stage debut.


August Strindberg Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has August Strindberg written?
August Strindberg has written 26 shows including The Spook Sonata (Playwright), The Stronger (Playwright), Countess Julia (Playwright), Pariah (Playwright), The Dream Play (Playwright), Easter One Day More (Playwright), The Father (Playwright), The Bridal Crown (Playwright), The Last Dance (Playwright), Easter (Playwright), The Creditors (Playwright), Miss Julie (Playwright), Crime and Crime (Playwright), Miss Julie/ The Stronger (Playwright), The Father (Playwright), Creditors/The Stronger (Playwright), The Stronger (Source Material), Miss Julie (Playwright), Playing with Fire (Playwright), Dance of Death (Playwright), Creditors (Playwright), Dance Of Death (Playwright), After Miss Julie (Source Material), The Dance of Death (Playwright), Mies Julie (Source Material), The Dance of Death (Playwright).