Dramatik I. Kammarspelen /
Drama I. Chamber Plays (2017)

O_Dramatik_I_svPer Olov Enquist has written some of his most important works for the stage, and he is constantly played in theatres both at home and abroad. In two large thematically edified volumes, his ever-current dramas are now collected, including several previously unpublished works. Like his novels, many of the chamber plays move in the borderlands between documentation and fiction, but there are also several political plays. The collection includes his debut as a playwright, The Night of the Tribades, one of the most performed and most translated Swedish plays, but also From the Lives of RainwormsThe Hour of the Lynx, and The Image Makers.

From Ett annat liv/The Wandering Pine 
(translation by Deborah Bragan-Turner):

“All at once theatres across Europe seem struck by the same thought, to put on his play, written in almost manic haste. He does not understand. It is exhilarating and he finds it hard to keep up. /…/ But clearly he is a born dramatist. There is no escaping it, he says. Where did it come from? Impossible to ascertain. The fox farmer, his mother, the scribbler, or from himself? A mystery. The lines just slipped out.”

Dramatik I. Kammarspelen / Drama I. Chamber Plays (2017)

Chamber Plays (Titles – Place and date of premiere)
Tribadernas natt (1975) – Dramaten, September 1975
Från regnormarnas liv (1981) – Det Kgl Teater, September 1981
I lodjurets timma (1988) – Dramaten, April 1988
Tupilak (1993) – Dramaten, December 1993
Bildmakarna (1998) – Dramaten, February 1988
Blanche och Marie: the play (2007) – Betty Nansen Teatret, December 2006
Magisk cirkel (1994)