The Stronger by August Strindberg

The Stronger is probably the shortest theater play I’ve ever read – a kind of short story one-act play. Autobiographical for Strindberg, as some historians claim. Not sure why the forgiving wife is stronger than the abandoned lover – well, maybe Strindberg’s wife was.

And, some universal wisdom from the great playwright: “I didn’t dare have you for an enemy, so I became your friend.”

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