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March 2014

Here Come the “Brides”

Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) is perhaps best known for his four-volume “Emigrants” series of novels, filmed by director Jan Troell as The Emigrants and The New Land (starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann). In Sweden he is also known as an historian (A History of the Swedish People) and playwright.

Swedish Crime with a Twist

A Small Indiscretion by Denise Rudberg, translated by Laura Wideburg, is the first in a series featuring detective inspector Marianne Jidhoff in the “elegant crime” genre. Jidhoff has been on leave from the Stockholm National Police Force to care for her ailing husband, who had been an upper level investigator on the force.

“To Damascus” in New York

The New York City-based August Strindberg Repertory Theater will present To Damascus, Part One from April 18 through May 11. The play has been described as “Strindberg’s most complex play” and “his greatest play,” with its mix of myths, symbols and ideas and a profound spiritual analysis in a new dramatic form.