August Strindberg was one of the most influential writers of the late 19th and early 20th century, a key figure in the literary movement of naturalism. His acclaimed works for the stage include The Father, Miss Julie, Creditors, The Stronger, To Damascus, Easter, The Dance of Death, A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata. He also wrote several celebrated works of fiction and non-fiction, including The Red Roomand Inferno. Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1849, Strindberg would write his early works in his native land before moving abroad for many years. After a near mental breakdown in Paris, a time in which he had ceased to write almost anything, he returned to Sweden and wrote prolifically, while also founding Stockholm’s Intimate Theatre in 1907. Strindberg died in 1912 at the age of 63.