‘Four Short Plays’ by August Strindberg

Another project! How exciting! This is one of my personal favourites, and I am in three of the four plays.

I play Mrs. X, the lead, in ‘The Stronger Woman’ (listen to a sample here and here); Lise, a supporting character in ‘Motherly Love’ (sample here, here, and here); and I also play a guitar accompaniment in the Biskra song of ‘Simoon’.

Although he achieved notable success as a novelist, poet, essayist, and painter, August Strindberg is best known today as one of the first and most significant masters of naturalist theatre. Among his many dramatic works are a number of one-act plays, four of which are presented in this recording. All of the plays feature a persistent theme in Strindberg’s works: the inevitable disillusion that results from intense involvement in relationships, whether they be familial, romantic or circumstantial.

Four Short Plays by August Strindberg

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