Miss Julie and The Stronger: Two Plays
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Miss Julie and The Stronger: Two Plays

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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. Th...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 18th 2002 by Faber & Faber
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Adrian Colesberry
I went on a tear on 2007 and read all of Henrik Ibsen and all of August Strindberg. Before I could get to all of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, I had to turn back to writing, and I can't read while I write. Strindberg is wonderful. A bit more sarcastic than Ibsen and less tragedic. But both are great.
Though I'm not a big fan of Peer Gynt. Strindberg's parody of Peer Gynt, Lucky Per's Journey is a hoot. If you ever have a chance to see it performed, definitely go.

I haven't reviewed individual plays....more
My four-star rating implies that I “really liked” both of the plays in this volume, but that’s not quite true. It’s difficult to “like” Miss Julie, in the most common sense of the word. It is an ugly, depressing tale which paints an appalling picture of its title character. The question of August Strindberg’s misogyny – whether he genuinely hated women, or had a literary agenda behind his intensely anti-woman opinions – has been debated, but his depiction of the character of Miss Julie as a typi...more
I read the stronger only and that was amezing short story i realy hate u Mrs. X u
venomous :@:@
The Stronger is one of my favorite plays ever.
Miss Julie I have in another paper version and The Stronger I am viewing here: http://youtu.be/iNxBzw6vvYM

Very forced rendition however you get the gist.

"the stronger" only
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Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. Along with Henrik Ibsen, Søren Kierkegaard, Selma Lagerlöf and Hans Christian Andersen he is arguably the most influential and famous of all Scandinavian authors. Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism. He is widely read in Swed...more
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