Strindberg. Ett liv. Tribadernas natt. Målet mot fröken Julie / Strindberg. A Life. The Night of the Tribades. The Case Against Miss Julie (2012)
This volume contains three texts by Per Olov Enquist on August Strindberg.Tribadernas natt/The Night of the Tribades, Enquist’s debut play was written in 1975. It is a play about August Strindberg and his relation to the women around him. This play made Enquist into one of the most performed Scandinavian playwrights and has enjoyed about 200 productions around the world including a critical success on Broadway.
Strindberg, ett liv is the basis for the SVT television series that was broadcasted for the first time in 1985, Enquist himself calls it a television novel. The third text Målet mot Fröken Julie is an essay that was first published in 1992.
Tribadernas natt/The Night of the Tribades (1975)
Tribadernas natt Enquist’s debut play was written in 1975. It is a play about August Strindberg and his relation to the women around him, a historical drama in which Enquist takes some liberties, but mainly the play is based on facts. The action takes place in Copenhagen 1889, where Strindberg’s estranged wife, Siri von Essen, her alcoholic lesbian friend, Marie Caroline, and the young actor, Viggo Schiffe, are rehearsing on Strindberg’s newest experimental play “The Stronger”. Tribadernas natt is a powerful, dramatic play, using much of Strindberg’s own writing. Enquist portrays the complex man and his charged opinions well, convincingly echoing the fire of Strindberg’s own work, and adeptly conveying Strindberg’s often ugly thoughts.
Tribadernas natt made Enquist into one of the most performed Scandinavian playwrights and has enjoyed about 200 productions around the world from Eastern Europe to Broadway including a critical success on Broadway. This play has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Strindberg. Ett liv/Strindberg. A Life, 1984
Denmark – Samleren 1984
Finland – Weilin & Göös 1984
France – Flammarion 1984
The Netherlands – Elsevier 1984
Norway – Aventura 1984
Germany – Luchterhand 1985
Czech Republic – Odeon 1986
Hungary – Europa 1986
Italy – Iperborea 1987
Spain – Salvat Ultramar 1990
Serbien – Karpos 2014
Tribadernas natt/The Night of the Tribades (play), 1975
Hungary – Europa 1978
Denmark – Samleren 1975
Spain – Catalan – Edicions 62 1979
Italy – magazine publication l984
Spain – Los Libros del Inombrable – 2005 (together with
Från regnormarnas liv)