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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Creditors; Pariah, by August Strindberg This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. The thrilling new interpretation of August Strindberg’s “Creditors,” a portrait of a fatal sexual triangle, is both coldly objective and scathingly. Tom Burke and Anna Chancellor in Creditors at the Donmar And, in the third of Strindberg’s intense duologues, Gustav himself confronts.

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Th Strindberg with the play “Creditors” makes a statement about what love is: This is a question that haunted the Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and forms the focus of his chamber play Creditorscurrently running at the Burton Taylor Studio.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Anna Chancellor also admirably plays Tekla from her own point of view as a woman filled with an ardent sexuality that finds expression in nursery games in which she becomes her husband’s self-styled Little Sister. The dialouge was powerful,technically,character wise it was more impressive than Miss Julie to me. Books by August Strindberg. Never a good sign. He is more interesting when he writes dream like plays and not realistic naturlism dramas about gender roles,family.

May Adolf symbolizes the oppressed man afraid of losing the love of his life, and Gustav the wise self of him that has already been betrayed and tries to protect him. The trio encapsulated this perfectly — none of the duologues outshone the others, and the seamless interplay between the three was kept beautifully balanced. The word “creditor” is used by the three characters to refer to each of the other characters at different times during the course of the play. Now Gustav, the ex-husband, re-enters — with Adolph, as planned, in the adjoining room to eavesdrop.


The door is opened, Adolph, in a dramatically shocking moment, appears in the throes of the epileptic fit that had been threatened. Oct 23, Sophie Haggarty rated it liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Creditorsplease sign up. He makes the claim that women are not to be taken seriously, and if they are, that will result in death. Drama from Ibsen to Brecht.

And if it be true, then I must have taken it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Refresh and try again. Not sure what to think of this, except that I would very much like to see it in production. He won the battle, in his opinion, because he is stronger. After Adolphe has left, Gustav tries to hit on his wife unsuccessfully, but little do they know t I’m not sure if I know how to feel about this play.

Tekla the female lead was not a weak victim like Miss Julie, i liked that. Notify me of new comments via email.

Review: ‘Creditors’

It begins with Adolph, an artist, sculpting a small nude female figure. Gustav, who has not been a reliable font of wisdom, now introduces a Darwinian interpretation of what has gone on: Retrieved 26 November Can’t you hear, yourself, how I think more clearly and speak more to the point? Is it possible to kill someone through psychological manipulation? The Social and Religious Plays of Strindberg. Latin Post film reviewer David Salazar called the film “A triumphant debut” [43] while Blazing Minds film critic Susanne Hodder said “Creditors is an intelligent thought-provoking film which questions gender roles, female sexuality and male anxieties, making for an enjoyable and compelling watch”.

Scene divisions are marked by a procession of four Girl Guides, mechanically waving semaphore flags and making fires, seeming familiar yet strange. Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one in the marriage, I noticed that t After I listened to the audiobook of the play, I went back and reread some sections in my Kindle edition of “Plays by August Strindberg, Second Series” and read the introduction to the play as well. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She is a charming and vivacious character who flirts with her own husband — even though he has been convinced to resist her charms. I think I got to read Miss Julie again and come back to this review, more on our hero I’ve always been cautious with the name August Strindberg. Hannah rated it liked it Jul 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And, in the third of Strindberg’s intense duologues, Gustav himself confronts Tekla who is both his former wife and the real object of his corrosive scorn.

The only male friend I have. Strindberg with the play “Creditors” makes a statement about what love is: With a pared-back set design in the intimate space of the Burton Taylor theatre, the lens is focused entirely on the interaction between the three. When you love, either you sacrifice yourself for them or you make them die for you.

Creditors by August Strindberg

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So, Gustav is motivated for revenge. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Signe rated it really liked it Jan 07, I have found that Strindberg’s works make me feel uncomfortable, which strikes me as a really odd sensation.

Strindberg was always hooked on the sex-war; but in this play he gives us one of drama’s finest portraits of wrecking negativity. A thought-provoking play that I need to ponder further