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August Strindberg

Miss Julie

The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and the complete text, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by leading experts in the field, are accurate and above all actable. The editions of English-language plays include a glossary of unusual words and phrases to aid understanding.
Strindberg's Miss Julie is perhaps his most famous play. Bored with her sheltered existence, Miss Julie attempts to seduce the footman, but gets far more than she bargained for. This Drama Classics edition is translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish, and also includes the author's Preface to the play.
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    Expressionism and Impressionism were its immediate followers, and Freudianism, Existentialism, Absurdism and a dozen other isms lay not far down the same road. In their light, and despite the existence of a couple of dozen masterpieces (among them Miss Julie), it seems clear that Naturalistic ideas worked best when taken up and used for their own purposes and in their own ways by writers of other kinds, such as Ibsen (and in fiction, later, Proust and the young James Joyce).
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    The Father had been respectfully received, but he himself felt that in it he had had to make too many concessions to conventional form and style – in a word, that it was too ‘Ibsenish’

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