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Other than that, this play worked as a relatively short one-act play. This three-character play takes place in a parlor adjoined to a room in a seaside resort hotel. And if it be true, then I must have taken it.

I don’t find it appropriate, but this is a play from a completely different era. No trivia or quizzes yet. During this last week you have given me courage to live again.

Creatively impotent himself, Gustav derides Adolph’s artistic faith by dismissing sculpture as “an antiquated medium” that cannot express the complexity of the modern world. I’ve always been cautious with the name August Strindberg.


Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one in the marriage, I noticed that there was a strong vein of feminism similar to Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in many ways. Oct 23, Sophie Haggarty rated it liked it Shelves: It is as if your own magnetism had been poured into me.

Adolph also expresses his insecurities, and then, set off by a confused exchange, he storms out of the room in frustration. Creditors was, in all essence, a bit haunting.

Review: ‘Creditors’ – The Oxford Culture Review

Creditorw have a circular relationship to each other: Apart from the obvious answer, we could also creditorw that may Strindberg is making an attempt to talk to his inner self. Lists with This Book. And you regard me as his chattel or personal property. After Adolphe has left, Gustav tries to hit on his wife unsuccessfully, but little do they know that Adolhpe got so utterly stressed out that he had a massive seizure.

Review: ‘Creditors’

What I particularly loved about this performance is that no matter how dramatic the events unfolding between the two on-stage characters, it was always apparent that the more overwhelming presence was the one currently off-stage.

Uneasily] I don’t know. I don’t really like the tone that Strindberg takes towards women. He is more interesting when he writes dream like plays and not realistic naturlism dramas about gender roles,family. It begins with Adolph, an artist, sculpting a small nude female figure.


In this play, two friends, Gustav and Adolphe, discuss Adolphe’s wife, who actually used to be married to Gustav. Are you beginning to send in bills for your cteditors now?

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Looking like the playwright himself, complete with quiff and buttoned-up jacket, he remains cool and moderate as if to suggest his views about emasculation and the dangers of free-thinking women are the consequence of reasoning not creditorss interest. The constant charge against Strindberg is misogyny. Gustav, in Owen Teale’s masterful performance, becomes a frayed, scruffy-suited Iago who, in preying on Adolph’s sexual insecurity, embodies a destructive nihilism.

Creditors review – Strindberg’s scintillating tale of passion and possession

For example, Tekla saying to her second husband: He and his ex-wife bond very quickly. He tells Tekla that he has found someone else, which is not true. Now Gustav, the ex-husband, re-enters — with Adolph, as planned, in the adjoining room to eavesdrop.