Stockholm theatre to premiere unknown Nobel play
The Local · 23 Nov 2005, 20:01
Published: 23 Nov 2005 20:01 GMT+01:00
The play, "Nemesis", will be performed for the first time on December 10th, the anniversary of Nobel's death and the same day as most of this year's Nobel laureates gather for a lavish banquet in Stockholm's city hall.
"Who was to know that the world-renowned donator had his own literary and dramatic ambitions?" the August Strindberg Intima Theatre said in a statement.
The play, printed shortly before Nobel's death in 1896, is about "violence, sex, torture, deceit, forbidden lusts, revenge and religious fanaticism," according to the theatre.
It was considered so controversial by the great man's relatives that they burned most of the manuscripts, but a few editions were spared, the statement added.