August Strindberg: Oväder

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Stormy Weather (1907) belongs to what has been called August Strindberg’s post-Inferno production. After a religious and psychological crisis in the mid-1890s, depicted in his autobiographical novel Inferno (1897), Strindberg’s dramas took a radically innovative, anti-mimetic turn that revolutionized modern drama as we know it today. Moreover, Stormy Weather is Opus 1 of a suite of plays known as the Chamber Plays. Other plays in this group include The House That Burned (1907), The Ghost Sonata (1907), The Pelican (1907) and The Black Glove (1909). The term “Chamber Play” was inspired by the name of Max Reinhardt’s (1873-1943) theater, Kammerspiele, in Berlin. Word …

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Brantly, Susan. "Oväder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 May 2012
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