Victoria Benedictsson adapted Clare Bayley
Published by Nick Hern Books
5 Male 7 Female
One sunny day in Paris, Gustave Alland, famous artist and philanderer, visits Louise Strandberg who's convalescing in her brother's studio
Gustave soon casts her under his spell and, in a vain attempt to escape, Louise exiles herself to her provincial home-town in Sweden
But then a letter arrives which propels her back to Paris and into his arms and for a brief moment, ecstasy is hers ...
Victoria Benedictsson was a groundbreaking Swedish novelist and playwright who had a scandalous affair which led to her suicide soon after completing this play in 1888