August Strindberg: Brända tomten [After the Fire]

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Brända tomten (The House that Burned, 1907) is one of August Strindberg’s post-Inferno plays, written after a religious and psychological crisis in the mid-1890s which is depicted in his autobiographical novel Inferno (1897). After this Inferno crisis, Strindberg’s dramas became highly metaphysical and symbolic, and his dramaturgical innovations changed the course of modern drama. The House that Burned is Opus 2 of a suite of plays known as the Chamber Plays. Other plays in this group include Storm Weather (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 o…

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Brantly, Susan. "Brända tomten". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 May 2012
[, accessed 25 November 2015.]