Ghost Sonata: John Paul Jones & Helen Cooper

Ballroom Borris House

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John Paul Jones, co-founder of Led Zeppelin, and Helen Cooper, librettist and playwright, talk about their ‘mysterious and dramatic’ opera with broadcaster Gerry Godley.

The Ghost Sonata is a play in three acts by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. Written in 1907, it was first produced at Strindberg’s intimate  theatre in Stockholm on 21 January 1908. Stringberg’s work is a key text in the development of modernist drama and a vivid example of a ‘chamber play’.