Miss Julie ( Dover Thrift Editions)

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In Miss Julie, a willful young aristocrat, whose perverse nature has already driven her fiancé to break off their engagement, pursues and effectively seduces her father's valet during the course of a Midsummer's Eve celebration. The progress of that seduction and the play's stunning denouement shocked Swedish audiences who first attended the play in 1889.
Despite its controversial debut, this now-classic drama, inspired by the new ideas of naturalism and psychology that swept ...
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Overview


In Miss Julie, a willful young aristocrat, whose perverse nature has already driven her fiancé to break off their engagement, pursues and effectively seduces her father's valet during the course of a Midsummer's Eve celebration. The progress of that seduction and the play's stunning denouement shocked Swedish audiences who first attended the play in 1889.
Despite its controversial debut, this now-classic drama, inspired by the new ideas of naturalism and psychology that swept Europe in the late 19th century, helped to shape modern theater, and remains one of the most potent-and most frequently performed-of modern plays. The full text of Miss Julie is reprinted here as translated by Edwin Björkman, complete with Strindberg's critical preface to the play, considered by many to be one of the most important manifestos in theater history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486272818
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/18/1992
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 549,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Miss Julie

    A timeless piece of literature, Miss Julie en-captures everything a good play should. Full of complete and interesting characters, the story takes on characteristics of the bizarre and modern. The play is a great piece of literature to study and divulge in. As an educator, i used the piece in my class and the student's really took to it. While i wouldn't recommend it for anything less than high school, I would highly recommend it as a compelling and engaging piece for all ages who can understand and comprehend it. Overall the dramatic piece is highly recommended and taught around the entire world. Read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2000

    Look no farther for your Translation of this play.

    There are some good translators and there are some bad ones. But, Helen Cooper ranks above the best. She sets her personal prejudices aside and allows the original language to come out in a honest form. You'll feel like you really understand Strindberg after reading this translation.

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