Old Play in Manhattan, Nov. 28, 1949

The Father (by August Strindberg; English version by Robert L. Joseph; produced by Richard W. Krakeur & Mr. Joseph, in association with Harry Brandt) is one of the most vitriolic plays ever written. A man who suffered from, quarreled with and hated women because he loved them, who felt perpetually persecuted and all but went mad, Swedish Playwright Strindberg wrote The Father as a testimonial to his first marriage. Conceived in loathing and dedicated to the proposition that all women are created evil, The Father, first produced in 1887, inspired a new theatrical naturalism.

The play tells of a Swedish cavalry captain...

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