Miss Julie: Methuen Student Edition

Miss Julie: Methuen Student Edition

by August Strindberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0413775828

ISBN-13: 9780413775825

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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

Overview

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was banned by the censor and its first public production three years later in Berlin aroused such protests that it was withdrawn after one performance. Miss Julie has since become one of Strindberg's most popular and frequently performed plays.

Commentary and notes by David Thomas and Jo Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413775825
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Student Editions Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,178,670
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

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