Miss Julie: a naturalistic tragedy

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Methuen Drama, Aug 10, 1992 - Drama - 47 pages
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Miss Julie is Strindberg's masterpiece, written at the height of his powers as a dramatist. It treats sexuality and human struggle with a frank realism previously unknown in the theatre. This volume also includes Strindberg's Preface to the play.

Helen Cooper's taut, contemporary stage version, which premiered in London in 1990 at the Greenwich Theatre, 'is fiercely faithful to the play's transfixing contradictions' (Independent) and 'marvellously brisk and demotic' (Time Out).

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It was all a sick joke that led to a horrible ending. - Goodreads
I asked if it had a happy ending, and she said, "No! - Goodreads
Such an obvious and petty revenge plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stuart Aken - Goodreads

The modern mind rebels instantly against the extreme misogyny expressed in the preface to this play. Strindberg may be typical of his time (the play was written in 1888) but he comes across as a man ... Read full review

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User Review  - Momina Masood - Goodreads

This here is what is called a "naturalistic" play. Where realist fiction aims to describe things and people as they are without flinching, naturalist fiction also tends to delve in the forces that ... Read full review

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August Strindberg (1849-1912) is now seen as a pioneer of twentieth-century theatre and one of the world's great dramatists. During his lifetime, his obsessional treatments of insanity, sexual domination and the psychological warfare between men and women provoked incomprehension and abhorrence; today, his plays have taken on a new relevance and directness.

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