Strindberg, August

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August Strindberg © Strindbergsmuseet

Born in Stockholm in 1850, August Strindberg died in 1912. Extremely productive Swedish playwright, novelist and experimental artist, painter and photographer. The first stories from the Stockholm Archipelago fall into the time as an editor for the daily newspaper "Dagens Nyheter" in 1873. His breakthrough came in 1879 with the critical novel The Red Room (Röda rummet). After a blasphemy trial, Strindberg spent many years in Copenhagen, Austria, Berlin and Paris. In 1907 he founded the Intimate Theatre in Stockholm.