(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/4.)

Laurie Slade, who has come up with a new version of Strindberg's 1887 play, says it would be superficial to view it as a misogynistic rant. Indeed it would. But it would also be honest to admit that Strindberg, in his portrait of marital conflict, loads the dice on behalf of the husband without diminishing the force of a tragedy that, in Joe Harmston's production, offers a tremendous evening.


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