The Dance of Death

August STRINDBERG (1849 - 1912), translated by Edwin BJORKMAN (1866 - 1951)

The Dance of Death is a play in two parts by the Swedish dramatist August Strindberg, written in 1900. It depicts the dissolution of a marriage between Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress. Increasingly isolated in their fort-like house, they manipulate and bait each other, until the unexpected arrival of Curt, Alice's cousin. His presence creates a tense triangular relationship that escalates throughout Part One, and is complicated with the introduction of two of the trio's children, Allan and Judith, in Part Two. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast
Edgar: Bob Neufeld
Alice: Elizabeth Klett
Curt: Bruce Pirie
Jenny: Availle
Old Woman: Bev J. Stevens
Allan: mb
Judith: Arielle Lipshaw
Lieutenant: Victoria
Narrator: Sean Daley

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 10 Part 1, Scene 1 Group 00:59:18
Play 11 Part 1, Scenes 2-4 00:59:42
Play 12 Part 2, Scene 1 00:32:03
Play 13 Part 2, Scenes 2 & 3 00:45:19