Miss Julie

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The mortal conflict of the sexes, traced here by Strindberg in the clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. Plays for Performance Series.
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Overview

The mortal conflict of the sexes, traced here by Strindberg in the clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. Plays for Performance Series.
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Editorial Reviews

Interactive Theatre Newsletter
Very accessible and 'fresh' translations, which will be valuable additions to American theatre.
— Jeff Wirth, Editor
From the Publisher

"Direct, accessible and strangely contemporary, [this adaptation of] Miss Julie is a … blast of dramatic fresh air which retains its provocative power."
Halifax Chronicle Herald
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566631099
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 4/25/1996
  • Series: Plays for Performance Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,365,549
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author


August Strindberg
Renowned Swedish writer, playwright and painter August Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. His early plays were written in the Naturalistic style, the best known of which is Miss Julie, one of the most studied and performed dramas in the world to this day. When he broke with Naturalism, the versatile Strindberg found equal success in producing works informed by Symbolism. He proceeded to become one of the pioneers of the modern European stage and Expressionism.

David French
Born in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, David French was one of Canada’s best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights. His work received many major awards, and French was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour.

Among his best-loved works are the semi-autobiographical Mercer plays: Salt-Water Moon, 1949, Leaving Home, recently named one of Canada’s 100 Most Influential Books (Literary Review of Canada) and one of the 1,000 Most Essential Plays in the English Language (Oxford Dictionary of Theatre), Of the Fields, Lately and Soldier’s Heart. The Mercer plays have received hundreds of productions across North America, including a Broadway production of Of the Fields, Lately. This quintet of plays about a Newfoundland family has also touched audiences in Europe, South America and Australia. In addition, French produced skillful adaptations of Alexander Ostrovsky’s The Forest, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and August Strindberg’s Miss Julie.

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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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