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Other than that, this play worked as a relatively short one-act play. A thought-provoking play that I need to ponder further Thus, a greek translator called Erricos Belies said about this book that resembes to a romean duel with battlefield the death itself.

Review: ‘Creditors’ – The Oxford Culture Review

But both David Greig’s new version and Rickman’s production shift the focus towards the insanity of revenge. Jan 04, Jen rated it it was amazing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: After Adolphe has left, Vreditors tries to hit on his wife unsuccessfully, but little do they know that Adolhpe got so utterly stressed out that he had a massive seizure.


Creritors had stolen Tekla away from Gustav, and then Tekla wrote a novel that was a roman a clef with the main character based on Gustav. This three-character play takes place in a parlor adjoined to a room in a seaside resort hotel. During this last week you have given me courage to live again.


I’ve always been cautious with the name August Strindberg. Th Strindberg with the play “Creditors” makes a statement about what love is: One important fact that the introduction provided was that Strindberg wrote this play ” As the verbal fireworks between Gustav and Tekla grows in intensity, noises are heard coming from the adjoining room.

The Creditors

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I’m not sure if I know how to feel about this play. Can’t you hear, yourself, how I think more clearly and speak more to the point? You can see the play in many ways; Germaine Greer, in a programme note, interprets it as a mythic portrait of warring coupledom. And, in the third of Strindberg’s intense duologues, Gustav himself confronts Strindverg who is both his former wife and the real object of his corrosive scorn. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Hence, there is an love triangle: Gustav makes Adolphe feel uncomfortable, then leaves him to argue with his wife.

The word “creditor” is used by the three characters to refer to each of the other characters at different times during the course of the play. In this play, two friends, Gustav and Adolphe, discuss Adolphe’s wife, who actually used to be married to Gustav. Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one in the marriage, I noticed that t After I listened to the audiobook of the play, I went back and reread some sections in my Kindle edition of “Plays by August Strindberg, Second Series” and read the introduction to the play as well.


Deserted by Tekla, Gustav turns his hatred on the whole sex, absurdly suggesting a naked woman’s body resembles “a fat boy with overdeveloped breasts”. Cfeditors her creditor we see the disastrous consequences, as Adolph seeks creditkrs erode his novelist-wife’s buoyant independence.

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Creditors (play) – Wikipedia

They have fallen into the habit of calling themselves “brother and sister”, because when she was rceditors stolen away from her first husband, they both were attempting to feign a chaste relationship.

The constant charge against Strindberg is misogyny.

The crdditors was powerful,technically,character wise it was more impressive than Miss Julie to me. I remember thinking this was okay, but three months later I can remember nothing about it without having to look it up.

Even with the wife Tekla clearly being portrayed as the “bad” one strindbetg the marriage, I noticed that there was a strong vein of feminism similar to Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in many ways. Adolph also expresses his insecurities, and then, set off by a confused exchange, he storms out of the room in frustration.

He and his ex-wife bond very quickly.