The Theatre: Revivals

The Father. Mad Johan August Strindberg wrote this play about a mad man in 1887, partly to attack the growing feminist movement in Sweden, partly to work off some of his hatred of woman kind. Revived by Robert Loraine and a company of British actors, it retains all the fury its author put into it 44 years ago, acquires a little more in Mr. Loraine's presentation of the breakdown of a paranoiac mind. Its theme: "Love be tween the sexes is Strife." Adolph (Rob ert Loraine), a...

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