ETT DRMSPEL  (A Dream Play)


Premiere: April 24, 1986

Performances: 34

Playwright:  August Strindberg

Director:  Ingmar Bergman

Character: Officeren

SYNOPSIS: The primary character in the play is Agnes, a daughter of the Vedic god Indra. She descends to Earth to bear witness to problems of human beings. She meets about 40 characters, some of them having a clearly symbolical value (such as four deans representing theology, philosophy, medicine, and law). After experiencing all sorts of human suffering (for example poverty, cruelty, and the routine of family life), the daughter of gods realizes that human beings are to be pitied. Finally, she returns to Heaven and this moment corresponds to the awakening from a dream-like sequence of events.