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Miss Julie (Methuen Student Editions)
Miss Julie (Methuen Student Editions)
 
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Author : August Strindberg David Thomas Jo Taylor
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
ISBN# : 9780413775825
Pages : 160
Price :INR 842
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Book Description

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 fathers valet, Jean. The subsequent conflict between sexual passion and social position, which leads to her suicide, is presented with startling modernity. The plays premiere at Strindbergs experimental theatre in Denmark in 1889 was banned by the censor and its first public production three years later in Berlin aroused such protests that it was withdrawn after one performance. Miss Julie has since become one of Strindbergs most popular and frequently performed plays.

Commentary and notes by David Thomas and Jo Taylor.


About The Author:

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).


 

 
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