THE FREETHINKER (Peter Watkins, 1994)

Brilliant Swedish playwright August Strindberg, whose late expressionistic A Dream Play (1902) and “The Ghost Sonata” (1907) are among my favorite twentieth-century plays, appears as a minor character in Peter Watkins’s Edvard Munch (1974). Made for Swedish television (which refuses to air it), Watkins’s 4½-hour Fritänkaren is all about Strindberg.      Watkins employs the highly flexible […]