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In 1875 the 26 year old August Strindberg, then working as a librarian, fell in love with a Swedish-speaking Finnish baroness, Siri von essen, who three years earlier had married an aristocratic army officer Carl Gustaf Wrangel af Sauss. She had aspirations to be an actress and leaving her husband obtained a divorce. In 1877 played her first role at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic theatre and married Strindberg. a decade later Strindberg drew on this part of his life for an autobiographical novel en Dares Forsvaltal, in translation variously called a Fool's Defence, a Madman's Defence or, as here, a Madman's Confession, and it is this novel that is the source material for Mann's play.
- Howard Loxton, British theatre Guide
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