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Book/Printed Material A Dream Play. Ett drömspel

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  • A Dream Play.

Other Title

  • Ett drömspel


  • August Strindberg (1849--1912) was one of Sweden's most important writers. From the 1870s until his death, he was a dominant figure in Swedish literary circles. Internationally, he is known for his plays. Strindberg grew up in Stockholm and studied at Uppsala University. From 1874 to 1882 he worked at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. It was there that he acquired much of his considerable knowledge of cultural history and literature. His breakthrough came in 1879 with publication of the novel The Red Room. Strindberg traveled extensively in Europe and lived abroad for extended periods. In addition to writing plays, he devoted his time to nature research, painting, and photography. In 1901, Strindberg wrote Ett drömspel (A dream play), which was closely tied to his engagement and subsequent wedding in the same year to the actress Harriet Bosse (1878--1961). An entry in From an Occult Diary, from August 23, 1901, contains the first mention of what would become the play. Bosse had written to Strindberg the day before, on August 22, informing him that she was leaving him. In his despair, he wrote A Dream Play, which he dedicated to Bosse. She returned to Strindberg 44 days after leaving him, after she received a note with the line, "Come to dinner and read about the Corridor man. It's finished!" Strindberg was referring to the lover waiting in the theater corridor, "corridor man," in the play.


  • Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 Author.

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  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1901.


  • -  Sweden
  • -  1901
  • -  Drama
  • -  Swedish drama


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Shelfmark: Vp 79m"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 107 pages : paper ; 23 x 37 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
  • -  Content in Swedish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021667920

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Strindberg, August, Author. A Dream Play. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1901] Pdf.

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Strindberg, A. (1901) A Dream Play. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Strindberg, August, Author. A Dream Play. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1901] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.