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August Strindberg - Miss Julie (Student Editions) - 9780413775825 - V9780413775825
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Miss Julie (Student Editions)

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Description for Miss Julie (Student Editions) Paperback. Presents the conflict between sexual and social position. This work belongs to the series of plays, notably "The Father and Creditors", in which sex and marriage are treated with frank realism. Editor(s): Taylor, Jo; Thomas, David. Translator(s): Meyer, Michael. Series: Student Editions. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 197 x 130 x 11. Weight in Grams: 162.
Miss Julie (1888), written in a fortnight, was regarded by Strindberg as his masterpiece, 'the first naturalistic tragedy of the Swedish drama'. Shocking in subject-matter, revolutionary in technique, it was fiercely attacked on publication for immorality. On Midsummer Eve, Miss Julie, the daughter of a count, sleeps with her father's valet, Jean. The subsequent conflict between sexual passion and social position, which leads to her suicide, is presented with startling modernity. The play's premiere at Strindberg's experimental theatre in Denmark in 1889 was banned by the censor and its first public production three years later in Berlin aroused such protests ... Read more

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About August Strindberg
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was born in Stockholm and began writing plays in 1869. His first major play was Master Olof, written in 1872 but not performed for nine years. His other plays include The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), Creditors (1888), To Damascus, Parts I and II (1898), A Dream Pla y (1901) and The Ghost Sonata (1907).

Reviews for Miss Julie (Student Editions)
'August Strinberg's blistering 1888 drama.' Elisabeth Mahoney, Guardian, 19.06.10

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