Strindberg World Premieres in NYC

August Strindberg wrote “The Pelican” for his Intimate Theater in 1907 and penned “Isle of the Dead” immediately after as a prologue. The latter was unpublished until 1918 and rediscovered in the early 60s, when it was found and promptly dismissed as an incomplete fragment. The two plays were finally reunited by Ingmar Bergman as […]

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A Heartfelt Tribute

A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall, Ingrid and Joachim Wall’s biography of their daughter, published in Sweden last year, has now been translated by STiNA member Kathy Saranpa. The publisher is Amazon Crossing with a release date of July 2020. This book weaves the sensational story of her murder with happier sections […]

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Strindberg’s The Father at DreamUp Festival

Strindberg’s play The Father (1887) offers a proto-Freudian explanation of the unreasonable hatred that can exist between husbands and wives. A free-thinking army captain and scientist would have his daughter educated to be a teacher, while his wife would have her become a painter. The wife manipulates the town pastor (who happens to be her […]

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