Miss julie takes place in the kitchen of the counts manor house on a midsummers eve. Froken julie is a naturalistic play written in 1888 by august strindberg. Written by dio sm, sri ram and other people who wish to remain anonymous the action occurs in sweden, in the counts house in the kitchen on saint johns night, when. Miss julies mother disdained the idea of marriage but agreed to the count s proposal all the same. Miss julie by august strindberg mtc education teachers notes 2016. Miss julies mother im not 100% sure about this, killed herself, and so at the end of the play, it seems only fitting for miss julie to kill herself as well. The title character of miss julie, miss julie is the hotblooded and unpredictable daughter of the count, and the mistress of both jean and christine. Miss julie characters from litcharts the creators of. Because the whole room and all its contents are not shown, there is a chance to guess at thingsthat is, our imagination is stirred. Victim of a superstition one that has seized even stronger minds that woman, this stunted form of human strindbergs preface to the play miss julie read more.
This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of miss julie by august strindberg. Miss julie is the daughter of the count, a strongwilled woman who was raised by her mother to abhor men. If psychoanalysis is the repetition of the trauma of interpretation, of the. Miss julie 1995 as a rewrite of august strindbergs. Jean agrees, telling christine that he saw miss julie and her fiance in the stables one day. Miss julie and other plays 1918 edition open library. Jean is julies superior in terms of morality, because jean is a man and julie is a degenerate woman. Bored with her sheltered existence, miss julie attempts to seduce the footman, but gets far more than she bargained for. That is the crux of miss julies problem, and that is the destabilizing effect that jean, the goodlooking valet, has. He explains that miss julie was training her fiance with a horsewhip like one would train a dog. It shows that a person is willing to sacrifice everything in order not to be rejected by the family and society. The miss julie community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. The contempt with which jean treats julie, and the callousness he displays towards the woman to whom he is all but engaged, show not a man of superior senses, but a man abased by lust and a desire to control others for his own. Miss julie opens with jean walking onstage into the manors kitchen.
That is the crux of miss julie s problem, and that is the destabilizing effect that jean, the goodlooking valet, has on her. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. The play explores the themes of class, love and lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Theatre can be defined as a performative art form, culturally situated, ephemeral and temporary in nature, presented to an audience in. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. The marker of the family line, the proper name carries on the fathers legacy, his dominance in the family, and his ownership over his wife and children. Fresh from a broken engagementan engagement ruined because of her attempt literally to train her fiance like a dogmiss julie has become wild, making shameless advances to her valet, jean, on midsummer eve. It is set on midsummers eve and the following morning, which is midsummer and the feast day of st. Strindbergs miss julie is definitely on the list of classic plays that any theater lover should read. Directed by mike figgis, the movie features saffron burrows and peter mullan.
Full text of miss julie and other plays internet archive. In miss julie, characterisation replaces plot as the predominant dramatic. Miss julie set and costume design by ezra sartaj on prezi. Pdf this paper aims at understanding the importance of sexuality and the. Much of the film is a drawnout, everdarkening power game in which miss julie flirts with and teases the handsome underling and then curtly puts him back in his place when he resists becoming her. Strindbergs miss julie is perhaps his most famous play.
Setting the action takes place in a room in the servants of the counts estate, and in jeans bedroom. In his preface to the play, strindberg describes his heroine, miss julie, as a woman with a weak and degenerate brain. Struggle for dominance in miss julie bachelorandmaster. August strindberg 18491912 was a swedish playwright. Themes in strindbergs miss julie bachelorandmaster. Miss julie is a play by august strindberg that was first performed in 1889. Struggle for dominance in miss julie to show the struggle for dominance is the prime purpose of strindberg in miss julie. Miss julie modern drama pennsylvania state university. Written in a fortnight and often regarded as strindbergs masterpiece, miss julie is shocking in subjectmatter, revolutionary in technique, and was fiercely attacked on publication for immorality. Of all the authors of the 19th century shocked by the wave of emerging feminism he was one of them. Christine, the cook, is frying something when jean, a valet, enters, exclaiming that miss julie is wild tonight.
Christine is the cook on the counts estate and jeans lover. Miss julie by august strindberg english adaptation by robert bethune characters miss julie, the unmarried daughter of a count who is a wealthy landowner. Heres where youll find analysis about the play as a whole. Miss julie literature essays are academic essays for citation. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Christine stands on the left, by the hearth, and fries something in a pan. As strindberg himself wrote in his preface, he wanted to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape of a dream. Miss julies mother was a commoner, brought up with ideas about womens equality and independence. Historical and literary context for august strindbergs miss julie. This drama classics edition is translated and introduced by kenneth mcleish, and also. Pdf miss julie book by august strindberg free download. This study guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of miss julie. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Johan august strindberg was a swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.
These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of miss julie. See a complete list of the characters in miss julie and indepth analyses of miss julie, jean, and christine. Johan august strindberg was a swedish writer, playwright, and painter. Miss julie is drawn to a senior servant, a valet named jean, who is welltraveled and wellread. Strindbergs preface to the play miss julie kameron hurley. A ugust strindbergs tragedy miss julie and peter shaffers farce black comedy were somewhat arbitrarily yoked together in a chichester double bill. He also explains, as mentioned earlier how the character of julie represents a degenerating aristocracy crumbling in the face of a rising middle class templeton 468.
Miss julie appears and asks christine if the drug has finished cooking. In contrast to julie, christine models conventional, nurturing femininity. Read a plot overview of the entire play or a scene by scene summary and analysis. In his preface to miss julie, strindberg speculates about bringing radical change to the theatre. The count, who is miss julies father, is away visiting family, but julie, rather oddly, has chosen to stay behind to celebrate midsummer with her servants, and is currently asking many of them to dance with her. Although the servants dislike her joining in their fun, they are powerless to stop her or to. Plays by august strindberg, second series by august. Miss julie was raised with massive financial advantages, but she was also raised in total chaos. Miss julie summary from litcharts the creators of sparknotes. Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Free download or read online miss julie pdf epub book. The play substitutes such interludes as a peasant dance and a pantomime for the. Jean meets with his fiancee, christine, and talks to her about miss julies odd behavior. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg.
Part a 16 april 21 may southbank theatre, the sumner notes prepared by meg upton miss julie by august strindberg mtc education teachers notes 2016. His view of women is inconsistent and contradictory. Becoming increasingly drunk, julie tells jean the story of her own upbringing. Miss julies broken engagement to the county attorney was quite a scandal to the servants in the house. Miss julie is a modern character which does not mean that the manhating halfwoman has not existed in every age, just that she has now been discovered, has come out into the open and made herself heard.
So in the case of miss julie, the traits and ideas that one can inherit from their parents is a curse, something that. Miss julie is an 1888 naturalistic play by swedish playwright and novelist august. Christine explains that miss julie has been crazy ever since she ended her engagement with the county attorney. Miss julie is a rather strange experience, with its consistently static. Jeans demeanor changes, and he becomes charming and polite. In strindbergs play miss julie, he states in the preface that woman is a stunted form of human being, inferior to man in strength, sensitivity and initiative. Miss julie is the protagonist in the play miss julie written by august strindberg in 1888. Miss julie, the twentyfiveyearold daughter of a count, had made her fiance actually. Themes in strindbergs miss julie the notion of degenerate women is one major theme of the play miss julie. This drama classics edition is translated and introduced by kenneth mcleish, and also includes the authors preface to the play.
The first edition of the novel was published in 1888, and was written by august strindberg. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes miss julie study guide has everything you need to ace. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 96 pages and is available in paperback format. Despite this, jean finds miss julie beautiful, but also sees her as a useful steppingstone to his lifelong quest to own an inn of his own. August strindberg, preface to miss julie 1893 translated by edwin bjorkmann. Miss julie the action of the play takes place on midsummer night, in the counts kitchen. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of miss julie. Christine explains that miss julie has been acting oddly since her engagement ended. Its not for me to say, if miss julie is so gracious its not for me to say no.
Written at the end of the xix century its both revolutionary in staging techniques and representative of the class struggles of the period. Miss julie set requirements 1880s period kitchen large, well furnished and well equipped due to the location within a large and elaborate stately home room minimalistically decorated for purpose not style ie. At first, jean behaved like a servant, when he knows miss julie is making an initial advance towards him. Pdf this paper aims at understanding the importance of sexuality and the ways in which sexuality. Pdf downloads of all 1282 litcharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish. Over the course of the narrative, the title character, a privileged young woman deliberately falls, sexually, and loses her status, as a result of her relationship with. Miss julie is a romantic drama based upon the august strindberg play that was written by helen cooper.
Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Miss julie is a play which does not have a genius plot or something inspiring, but it shows the relationship between poor and rich people. Characters miss julie miss julie is the plays twentyfiveyearold heroine. Naturalism in miss julie naturalism in miss julie and six characters in search of an author. Along with henrik ibsen, soren kierkegaard, selma lagerlof and hans christian andersen he is arguably the most influential and famous of all scandinavian authors. Detailed quotes explanations with page numbers for every important quote on the site. Miss julie, fulllength drama in one act by august strindberg, published in swedish as froken julie in 1888 and performed in 1889. In the preface to miss julie, strindberg describes julie as man hating half. Jean struggles tactfully to assert dominance over miss julie as he knows about her vulnerabilities. These differences structure most of the plays action. Midsummer nights celebrations are in full swing but the counts daughter, the beautiful and imperious miss julie, feels trapped and alone. For example, the claim that the dialogue in miss julie randomly wanders here and there. In his preface to the play, strindberg discusses what motivates miss julie. Miss julie has two subordinatesa daughter and a servantwho are subject to each others authority.
Preface to miss julie 1893 as far as the scenery is concerned, i have borrowed from impressionistic painting its asymmetry, its quality of abruptness, and have thereby in my opinion strengthened the illusion. Miss julie and her actions are typical of stories even to this day. Miss julie and the cinderella myth the swedish naturalist playwright august strindbergs play miss julie has been described as a kind of cinderella story in reverse, or an inversion of typical fairytale roles templeton 470. The main characters of this plays, classics story are. Well saidbut not wishing any offense i wonder if it is prudent for miss julie to dance twice in succession with her servant, especially as people are never slow to find meaning in. Miss julie questions and answers discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on miss julie. An analysis of the symbolism of flora in the progression to miss julies defeat in strindbergs miss. These notes were contributed by members of the gradesaver community.
While in a wealthy swedish counts mansion, the staff entertain themselves. It was also translated into english as countess julie 1912 and lady julie 1950. Miss julie offered further innovations through its use of irregular, nonlinear dialogue, its highly compressed form, and its realistic portrayal of sex. Julie describes her hatred of men not only as a desire to kill thme, but as a refusal to reproduce. Choose from 171 different sets of miss julie flashcards on quizlet.637 443 663 1413 227 1268 269 99 1015 753 13 817 1479 668 231 375 1677 1678 1647 1514 178 515 1233 784 835 839 1063 559 836 1212 112