Den Starkare  is a 1889 one-act play by Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter August Strindberg (1849-1912) . The play is quite short, consisting of only one scene that can be performed in approximately 10 minutes. The characters consist of only two women: a "Mrs. X" and a "Miss. Y", only one of whom speaks, an example of a dramatic monologue.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
It was adapted into a 1952 opera by composer Hugo Weisgall  and there have been numerous film and television adaptations of the work.
Translated into English, under the title The Stronger, by Elizabeth Sprigge.
Performance history in South Africa
2005: Presented by Alba Theatre, The Netherlands, in an English translation by Philip Hartzuiker, directed by Saskia Mees, at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 4-9 July.
PACT theatre programme, 1971.
CAPAB theatre programme, 1972.
National Arts Festival programme, 2005. 55.
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