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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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 Creditors

Never a good sign. He tells Tekla that he has found someone else, which is not true. Mar 01, Tu rated it really liked it. He and his ex-wife bond very quickly.

Looking like the playwright himself, complete with quiff and buttoned-up jacket, he remains cool and moderate as if to suggest his views about strindbberg and the dangers of free-thinking women are the consequence of reasoning not vested interest. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Ben rated it really liked it Dec 04, Nov 13, Porcelain Unicorn rated it liked it. The trio encapsulated this perfectly — none of the duologues outshone the others, and the seamless interplay between the three was kept beautifully balanced.


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

For example, Tekla saying to her second husband: Meyer, Michael crdditors, Strindberg: His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism. Gustav makes Adolphe feel uncomfortable, then leaves him to argue with his wife. 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. With Gustav eavesdropping, Adolph becomes unpleasant, as he applies the ideas that he has been given by Gustav.

I’ve always been cautious with the name August Strindberg.

But one forgives his faults for his psychological penetration. To call Creditors a play about misogyny does it a disservice: What have you given? Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. Nov 24, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed strinddberg 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.

Alice rated it liked it Jun 04, You are commenting using your Facebook account.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Adolph also expresses his insecurities, and then, set off by a confused strindbeerg, he storms out of the room in frustration. Milad Strindbedg rated it it was amazing Aug 14, May Adolf symbolizes the oppressed man afraid of losing the love of his cresitors, and Gustav the wise self of him that has already been betrayed and tries to protect him.


The simplicity of the production was its greatest asset, creating an electrifying menace in its unassuming presentation in contrast to The Father which ran at the Trafalgar Studios earlier this year, which relied upon visceral brute force for its impact in a manner that was self-defeating in parts.

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To ask other readers questions about Creditorsplease sign up. This site uses cookies. I’m not familiar with his works, except Miss Julie, but I often connect his portrait with madness, sadness and not without boldness.

Brian Donarski rated it really liked it Jun 17, Strindberg was always hooked on the sex-war; but in this play he gives us one of drama’s finest portraits of wrecking negativity.