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'''''The Stronger''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stronger] (Swedish: ''Den starkare'') is a 1889 one-act play by [[August Strindberg]]. 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.
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'''''Den Starkare''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stronger] is a 1889 one-act play by Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter [[August Strindberg]] (1849-1912) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Strindberg]. 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 ==
 
== The original text ==
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
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It was adapted into a 1952 opera by composer Hugo Weisgall [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Weisgall] and there have been numerous film and television adaptations of the work.
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Translated into English, under the title '''''The Stronger''''', by Elizabeth Sprigge.
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Translated from the English into [[Afrikaans]], under the title '''''Die Sterkere''''', by [[Marie van Heerden]] and [[Madeleine Heyns]] in 1966.
 
Translated from the English into [[Afrikaans]], under the title '''''Die Sterkere''''', by [[Marie van Heerden]] and [[Madeleine Heyns]] in 1966.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1966: Staged by the [[Libertas Teaterklub]] in [[The Cellar]], with [[Marie van Heerden]] as Miss Y and [[Madeleine Heyns]] as Mrs. X, in their own [[Afrikaans]] translation, ''Die Sterkere''.
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1966: Staged by the [[Libertas Teaterklub]] in [[The Cellar]], with [[Marie van Heerden]] (Miss Y) and [[Madeleine Heyns]] (Mrs. X), in their own [[Afrikaans]] translation, ''Die Sterkere''.
  
1975: The Afrikaans translation ''Die Sterkere'' was presented by [[Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch]] in the [[H.B. Thom Theatre]], with [[Susanne Beyers|Suzanne Britz]] and [[Leona Rich]], directed by [[Ria Olivier]].
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1971: Staged by [[PACT]] in [[Afrikaans]], as ''Die Sterkste'', directed by [[Truida Louw]], with [[Wilna Snyman]] (Die Vrou) and [[Annette Engelbrecht]] (Die Vriendin).
  
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1972: The Sprigge English translation was staged by [[CAPAB]], directed by [[David Haynes]], with [[Liz Dick]] (Mrs. X) and [[Marion Achber]] (Miss Y).
  
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1975: The [[Afrikaans]] translation ''Die Sterkere'' was presented by [[Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch]] in the [[H.B. Thom Theatre]], with [[Susanne Beyers|Suzanne Britz]] and [[Leona Rich]], directed by [[Ria Olivier]].
  
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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.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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[[PACT]] theatre programme, 1971.
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[[CAPAB]] theatre programme, 1972.
  
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[[Petru Wessels|Petru]] & [[Carel Trichardt]] theatre programme collection.
  
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National Arts Festival programme, 2005. 55.
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 08:12, 1 December 2016

Den Starkare [1] is a 1889 one-act play by Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter August Strindberg (1849-1912) [2]. 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 [3] and there have been numerous film and television adaptations of the work.

Translated into English, under the title The Stronger, by Elizabeth Sprigge.

Translated from the English into Afrikaans, under the title Die Sterkere, by Marie van Heerden and Madeleine Heyns in 1966.

Performance history in South Africa

1966: Staged by the Libertas Teaterklub in The Cellar, with Marie van Heerden (Miss Y) and Madeleine Heyns (Mrs. X), in their own Afrikaans translation, Die Sterkere.

1971: Staged by PACT in Afrikaans, as Die Sterkste, directed by Truida Louw, with Wilna Snyman (Die Vrou) and Annette Engelbrecht (Die Vriendin).

1972: The Sprigge English translation was staged by CAPAB, directed by David Haynes, with Liz Dick (Mrs. X) and Marion Achber (Miss Y).

1975: The Afrikaans translation Die Sterkere was presented by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre, with Suzanne Britz and Leona Rich, directed by Ria Olivier.

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.

Sources

PACT theatre programme, 1971.

CAPAB theatre programme, 1972.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

National Arts Festival programme, 2005. 55.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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