Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

6/1/2007 - 8/31/2007

Funding Totals

$5,000.00 (approved)
$5,000.00 (awarded)

A Critical Introduction to the Work of Swedish Playwright August Strindberg

FAIN: FT-54860-07

Eszter Szalczer
SUNY Research Foundation, Albany (Albany, NY 12222-0001)

The project (a volume on Strindberg for the Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists Series) will offer a critical introduction and shed new light on the playwright’s vital contributions to theatrical modernism. It will also explore Strindberg's drama as a living voice that has challenged audiences, critics, and even the most innovative directors. The volume will help readers understand the impact of the playwright’s work on theatre culture beyond his own time and the relevance and significance of his work for our theatre today. The NEH grant will make possible the research in Swedish archives for chapter 3 which will trace the reception and production history of seminal Strindberg plays from their original production to the present.

Associated Products

August Strindberg (Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists) (Book)
Title: August Strindberg (Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists)
Author: Eszter Szalczer
Abstract: This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg's vital contribution to the dramatic arts, while placing his creative process and experimental approach within a wider cultural contest. Eszter Szalczer explores Strindberg's re-definition of drama as a fluid, constantly evolving form that profounding influenced playwriting and theatrical production from the German Expressionists to the Theatre of the Absurd.
Year: 2011
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780415414234
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes