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New York | 2h 0m | Opens Nov 15

The Father (August Strindberg Rep)

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About the show

Written before Freud described the Oedipus Complex, Strindberg's 1887 play offers a proto-Freudian explanation of the unreasonable hatred that can exist between husbands and wives. Presented by August Strindberg Rep. More…

Fighting to control the upbringing of her daughter, Laura destroys her husband, a cavalry captain, by instilling his mind that he is not father of their child. He is goaded into a violent act, proving he is insane, and is straitjacketed by his old nurse, leading him to suffer a stroke.

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