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A kinder, gentler 'Dance of Death' at A Noise Within
A kinder, gentler 'Dance of Death' at A Noise Within

"No one has the opportunity of tormenting one another as thoroughly as a man and woman who love one another (= hate one another)," Swedish playwright August Strindberg observed with his usual acrimonious relish. His play "The Dance of Death" is a demonstration of this ruthlessly unromantic view. The current revival at A Noise Within, using a smooth and relatively new translation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson that's tinged with Beckett, softens some of the savagery. But even watered down, Strindberg's balefulness has a tonic quality. The author of "Miss Julie," "The Father" and "The Ghost Sonata," Strindberg has been...

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