Moses revisited. August Strindberg’s and Edvard Munch’s dramatic use of the figure of Moses

Camilla Storskog
In this essay I explore the literary interpretation of the figure of Moses in August
Strindberg’s and Edvard Munch’s contemporary plays, Genom öknar till arvland (Through Deserts to Ancestral Lands,
1903) and Den fri Kjærligheds By (The City of Free Love, ca. 1905). In the first case, the focus is on the
examination of Moses as an archetypical character. Analogies are subsequently drawn between the biblical
hero and other dramatic characters in the production of...
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