The Dance of Death

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(4.7 stars; 10 reviews)

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)

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 (3 hr 16 min)


Part 1, Scene 1 59:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 1, Scenes 2-4 59:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 2, Scene 1 32:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 2, Scenes 2 & 3 45:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Phenomenal play

(5 stars)

it's about complicated marriage life