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Nemesis is a tragedy in four acts written by Alfred Nobel, who founded the Nobel Prizes.

The play, which is in prose, was written shortly before his death in 1896 and printed while he was dying. Following Nobel's death the entire printed edition was destroyed, except for three copies.[1] The first surviving edition (bilingual Swedish–Esperanto) was published in Sweden in 2003. It has been translated to Slovenian via the Esperanto version. Since 2005 it exists in Italian. In 2008 it was translated into French and Spanish and in 2010 it was published in a bilingual Russian–Esperanto edition.

The first, and so far the only, production was at the Intima theatre in Stockholm in 2005.[2][3]

The play is based on the story of Beatrice Cenci, an Italian noblewoman, who was executed after the plot to murder her father in 1598.


1.Jump up ^ LONG LOST ALFRED NOBEL PLAY STAGED 2.Jump up ^ "Nobel's raunchy anti-capitalist play gets world premiere", The Guardian 3.Jump up ^ "The play, Nemesis, printed shortly before he died, is about violence, sex, torture, deceit, forbidden lusts, revenge and religious fanaticism, according to the August Strindberg Intima Theater."