Dances of Death (NHB Modern Plays)
Howard Brenton and August Strindberg
Page count: 104 pages
File size: 378 KB
A gripping new version of Strindberg’s masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.
Meet Edgar and Alice. Married for over thirty years, theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. Strindberg’s tale paints a compulsive and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle threatens not only their future, but that of their friends and children as well.
This new version offers audiences a unique chance to see not only Part One but also the rarely performed Part Two of this masterpiece of European theatre condensed into a single two-act drama.
‘ferociously intense… a howl of primitive power’ The Times
‘a blistering account of a mildewed marriage’ Whatsonstage.com
‘Howard Brenton has worked wonders… this fresh and exciting new version demands to be seen’ British Theatre Guide