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Ghost Sonata

Play by August Strindberg

The Ghost Sonata is an early example of modernism and the avant-garde in early 20th-century theatre. The play was inspired by Beethoven’s “Gespenster Sonata” and “Ghost Trio”. It maintains a surrealistic, fantastical mood throughout. It examines the nature of betrayal, secrets, morality, spirituality, class, and the world of the dead.


The story centers on a family of strangers who meet for the sake of meeting. Exchanging no dialogue, nor gestures, they simply sit and bask in their own misfortune.

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