Miss Julie and Other Plays

Front Cover
OUP Oxford, Nov 5, 1998 - Drama - 368 pages
0 Reviews
The Father; A Dream Play; Miss Julie; The Ghost Sonata; The Dance of Death `Ibsen can sit serenely in his Doll's House,' Sean O'Casey remarked, `while Strindberg is battling with his heaven and his hell.' Strindberg was one of the most extreme, and ultimately the most influential theatrical innovators of the late nineteenth century. The five plays translated here are those on which Strindberg's international reputation as a dramatist principally rests and this edition embraces his crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a psychological realist, The Father and Miss Julie, to the three plays in which he redefined the possibilities of European drama following his return to the theatre in 1898. Michael Robinson's highly performable translations are based on the authoritative texts of the new edition of Strindberg's collected works in Sweden and include the Preface to Miss Julie, Strindberg's manifesto of theatrical naturalism. Introduction Textual Note Bibliography Chronology Explanatory Notes ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Abbreviations
vi
Introduction
vii
Note on the Text
xxxvii
Select Bibliography
xxxix
A Chronology of Johan August Strindberg
xlii
THE FATHER 1887
1
MISS JULIE 1888
55
THE DANCE OF DEATH I 1900
111
A DREAM PLAY 1901
175
THE GHOST SONATA 1907
249
Explanatory Notes
287
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Michael Robinson is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Bibliographic information