Miss Julie (Modern Plays) by August Strindberg,David Eldridge

By August Strindberg,David Eldridge

Written in a fortnight and sometimes considered as Strindberg's masterpiece, Miss Julie is surprising in subject-matter, innovative in approach, and was once fiercely attacked on booklet for immorality.
Sweden, 1894. Midsummer night's celebrations are in complete swing however the Count's daughter, the gorgeous and imperious omit Julie, feels trapped and on my own. Downstairs within the servants' kitchen, good-looking and rebellious footman Jean is feeling stressed. once they meet a keenness is ignited that quickly spirals uncontrolled. Strindberg's masterpiece prompted a scandal while first produced - and has been highly renowned ever considering that - for its viscerally sincere portrait of the category process and human sexuality.
The clash among sexual ardour and social place is gifted in Miss Julie with startling modernity. The play's finest at Strindberg's experimental theatre in Denmark in 1889 used to be banned via the censor and its first public construction 3 years later in Berlin aroused such protests that it was once withdrawn after one functionality. Miss Julie has considering that develop into considered one of Strindberg's hottest and often played plays.
This new edition by means of highly-acclaimed playwright and translator David Eldridge is modern yet devoted, and combines accessibility with fluency.

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