Play Strindberg

Play Strindberg is a comedy play by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, written in 1968 and published in 1969.[1] It is a free adaptation of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death (1900), using Strindberg's characters. The title is a reference to Jacques Loussier's jazz trio Play Bach.[2] The play premiered in Basel on 8 February 1969.[1]

Play Strindberg
Written byFriedrich Dürrenmatt
Date premiered8 February 1969 (1969-02-08)
Place premieredBasel, Switzerland
Original languageGerman

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  1. ^ a b Hochman, Stanley (1984). McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama. New York City: McGraw-Hill. p. 62. ISBN 0070791694.
  2. ^ Crockett, Roger Alan (1998). Understanding Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press. p. 135. ISBN 9780585339498.