New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1983. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's yellow cloth, spine stamped in black, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Why perform the three plays together? It's an experiment. I want to activize the audience a bit. I want to challenge people to make comparisons. When these plays are seen together, an interesting discussion might arise. What does our society — political, religious, pedagogical — do to the relationship between man and woman? Why does it cripple men and women to such an extent that when they try to live with one another the result is, for the most part, catastrophe?" (Ingmar Bergman in interview with the editors). Anthology of Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's adaptations of three stage works, popularly known as the "Bergman Project." Comprised of Nora (based on Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House), a rewriting of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, and a reworked stage version of the director's emotionally exacting film Scenes from a Marriage; with an interview with Bergman by the editors, an introduction providing detailed commentary on the plays, rehearsals, and performances, and over thirty black-and-white production and rehearsal photos. Light edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #2243