In the Stockholm skerries.” - Strindberg’s answer to the question, “where would you most like to live?"
A native of Stockholm, Strindberg wrote novels and short stories in which he combined naturalism with psychology. Yet, he was principally a playwright with over 70 plays to his name, to whom giants like Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett looked to for inspiration. Strindberg's dramas from earlier plays such as the historically-based ‘Master Olof’ (1872), and others such as ‘Getting Married’ (1884) and ‘The Father’ (1887) to later works such as ‘Miss Julie’ (1888), ‘Easter’ (1901) and ‘A Dream Play’ (1901). These plays reveal the different stages in his evolution as an artist and human being. His other works include ‘The Inferno’ (1897), ‘Gustav Vasa’ (1899), ‘Gustaf Adolf’ (1900), ‘The Thunderstorm’, ‘After the Fire’, ‘The Spook Sonata’ and ‘The Pelican’ (all four from 1907). In 1886, Strindberg published his autobiography entitled ‘The Son of a Servant’.