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Miss Julie and The Stronger - August Strindberg

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780571205431
Number Of Pages: 80

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Frank McGuinness presents scintillating new versions of two of August Strindberg's plays -- one a major work, the other less well known. "Miss Julie" is Strindberg's examination of power, sex, and class, set on a midsummer's eve in a nobleman's house and focusing on the shifting relationship between Miss Julie, the daughter of the house, and Jean, her father's manservant. "The Stronger" is a short play that explores the complex range of emotions felt by Madame X when she encounters Mademoiselle Y, her husband's former mistress, at a fashionable cafe. Calling Mademoiselle Y worn out and evil, Madame X says that the triumph of her marriage proves she is the stronger of the two -- even though these words ring hollow, as she attempts to deceive only herself.
Frank McGuinness is the author of several plays, including "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," as well as many acclaimed translations and adaptations, including "Electra" and "A Doll's House." He teaches at University College, Dublin, and lives in Dublin.
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet and essayist. His plays include "The Father" (1887), "Miss Julie" (1888), "The Sronger" (1890), "Easter "(1900), "The Dance of Death" (1900), "A Dream Play" (1902), and "The Ghost Sonata" (1907).
Frank McGuinness here presents scintillating new versions of two of August Strindberg's plays.
"Miss Julie" is Strindberg's examination of power, sex, and class, set on a midsummer's eve in a nobleman's house and focusing on the shifting relationship between Miss Julie, the daughter of the house, and Jean, her father's manservant.
"The Stronger" is a short play that explores the complex range of emotions felt by Madame X when she encounters Mademoiselle Y, her husband's former mistress, at a fashionable cafe. Calling Mademoiselle Y worn out and evil, Madame X says that the triumph of her marriage proves she is the stronger of the two--even though these words ring hollow, as she attempts to deceive only herself.
McGuinness here presents scintillating new versions of two of August Strindberg's plays.

ISBN: 9780571205431
ISBN-10: 0571205437
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1

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