Easter (play)

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Doris Svedlund as Eleonora and Dora Söderberg as Mother in a 1946 production
Written by August Strindberg
Date premiered 1901
Place premiered Intima Teatern
Genre Religious drama

Easter (Swedish: Påsk) is a symbolic religious drama from 1901 by Swedish playwright August Strindberg.[1][2]

The play was produced by the Stockholm ensemble Intima Teatern, which also toured other Scandinavian countries, including performances of Påsk in Kristiania. It was the first of Strindberg's plays that was staged in Bergen, premiering at Den Nationale Scene in September 1909.[3]

A revival set in Harlem and performed with an African American cast was well received.[4] That production closed on Easter Sunday, 2013.


  1. Thyregod, O. (1927). "Strindberg, Johan August". In Brøndum-Nielsen, Johs.; Raunkjær, Palle (ed.). Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon (in Danish). XXII (2 ed.). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz. p. 447.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Magowan, Kenneth; Melnitz, William (1955). The Living Stage. Prentice-Hall. p. 413.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Aarseth, Asbjørn (1969). Den Nationale Scene 1901-31 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. pp. 220–221.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Uplift From a Gloomy Gus: ‘Easter,’ by Strindberg, at the Gene Frankel Theater by Ken Jaworowski, New York Times, March 21, 2013

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