February 27, 1988
Playwright: August Strindberg
Director: Lennart Hjulström
Mäster Olof is a historical drama in five acts.
The story is about the reformer Olaus Petri's struggle against the Roman
Catholic Church in the 16th century. First written in 1872, Strindberg
rewrote it many times in both prose and verse.
Ludvig Josephson agreed to stage the play
eventually opting for the prose version. The
five-hour-long première opened on December
30, 1881 under the direction of August Lindberg to favorable
reviews. This production represented Strindberg's breakthrough in the