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"Om Du vill lära känna det osynliga ...": Anteckningar till Strindbergs sena historiedramatik
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2011 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sundberg, Björn, "Om Du vill lära känna det osynliga ...". Anteckningar till Strindbergs sena historiedramatik. ["If You want to perceive the invisible ...". Comments on Strindberg's last historical dramas.] Artos & Norma 2011. 288 pp. ISBN 978-91-7217-090-2

The purpose of this study is to scrutinize the last historical dramas of August Strindberg (1849-1912), i.e. Siste Riddaren [The Last Knight], Riksföreståndaren [The Regent] and Bjälbo-Jarlen [Earl Birger of Bjälbo], all three published in 1909.

The intention is twofold: on the one hand, to analyse the dramatic structure of the plays, and on the other, to analyse the themes, which are sprung from Strindberg's interpretation of World and Man in the hand of the Powers ("Makterna"), a world view which we are confronted with in his writings from Inferno and onwards. The genesis of the three dramas is elucidated; the reception of the dramas and Strindberg's own comments on them are epitomized. A survey of the Swedish theatre around 1900 and the historical drama in Sweden is also given.

A separate chapter is devoted to the method of textual analysis in general and of drama analysis in particular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag , 2011. , 288 p.
Keyword [en]
August Strindberg, historical drama, analysing drama, Swedish theatre around 1900
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149074ISBN: 978-91-7217-090-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149074DiVA: diva2:403909
Available from: 2011-03-15 Created: 2011-03-15 Last updated: 2011-03-16Bibliographically approved

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