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by Michael Meyer

Author: Michael Meyer
Language: English
Publisher: Random House (1985)
Pages: 656 pages
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In this definitive biography, Michael Meyer, the foremost translator of Strindberg's plays into English, presents a full and honest portrait of Strindberg as man and artist.

Myrdal also strongly criticized Meyer's biography of Strindberg. He also wrote acclaimed biographies of both these playwrights; the three volume work on Ibsen (1967–71) won the 1971 Whitbread Award for Biography and the work on Strindberg appeared in 1985. His autobiography Not Prince Hamlet was published in 1989.

Called "that greatest genius of all modern dramatists" by Eugene O'Neill, Strindberg was one of the founders of the modern theater-a prolific author whose works prefigured those of Pinter, Beckett, and Ionesco.

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Michael Meyer, whose translations of the plays of Ibsen and Strindberg are performed throughout the English-speaking world and who wrote monumental biographies of both Scandinavian playwrights, died on Thursday. He was 79 and lived in London

Michael Meyer, whose translations of the plays of Ibsen and Strindberg are performed throughout the English-speaking world and who wrote monumental biographies of both Scandinavian playwrights, died on Thursday. He was 79 and lived in London. Mr. Meyer was himself a playwright and teacher but found his primary artistic calling as a conduit to Ibsen and Strindberg. Although in a sense he was shadowed by them, he opened doors to their art for generations of theatergoers

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Traces the life of the nineteenth century Swedish writer, examines his major plays, and assesses his influence on modern drama.

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One critic cited in Meyer's book prophesied that the play "will surely nowhere find a public that could endure to see it. .As Margery Morgan noted in her book August Strindberg, as late as 1912 one critic called the play "the most repellent and brutal play we have ever had to sit through.

have been troubled by some affectation of the brain which rendered him.

He also wrote acclaimed biographies of both these playwrights; the three volume work on Ibsen (1967-71) won the 1971 Whitbread Award for Biography and the work on Strindberg appeared in 1985. For his translations of Strindberg the Swedish Academy awarded him their Gold Medal, the first time it had been given to an Englishman. List of Original Works. The End Of The Corridor, 1951. A novel based on his unhappy days at Wellington College.

For other people named Michael Meyer, see Michael Meyer (disambiguation) List of Original Works

For other people named Michael Meyer, see Michael Meyer (disambiguation). Michael Leverson Meyer (11 June 1921 – 3 August 2000) was an English translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist. Contents 1 Life 2 Awards 3 List of Original Works List of Original Works.