Miss Julie Education

Topics: Theatre, Social class / Pages: 30 (7448 words) / Published: May 21st, 2013
UK Touring Theatre presents

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg in a new translation for the 21st century

EDUCATION PACK Spring Tour 2013

Introduction
UK Touring Theatre presents

Miss Julie by August Strindberg in a new translation for the 21st century
Tours nationally from 16th April to 18th May 2013 Directed by Denis Noonan Production Design by Mike Lees Lighting Design by Crin Claxton

“Donʼt step down Miss, take my advice. No one will believe that you willingly descended, people will always say that you fell” Miss Julie, widely regarded as August Strindbergʼs masterpiece, is a tale of lust, power, class conflict and boundaries broken. Midsummer's Eve, Sweden, 1888. While the servantsʼ party continues in the barn outside, aristocratic Miss Julie is drawn to the kitchen and to the socially ambitious Jean, her fatherʼs valet. What starts as a harmless flirtation, soon descends into a ferocious power struggle, from which neither can escape. Miss Julie was one of the most important plays of the Naturalistic movement in 19th century European theatre. Its vivid depiction of the class system is still as pertinent today, and has received worldwide critical acclaim. This production presents an ideal opportunity for students to experience and study a classic text, exploring the productionʼs themes, characters and the style of Naturalism. It is the World Premiere of an exciting new English translation of the play, so an excellent chance for your students to engage with the play through a powerful and accessible production. The production is particularly suitable for Key Stage 4/5 students studying towards GCE A Level Drama and Theatre Studies or Performing Arts, BTEC Performing Arts and GCSE Drama or Performing Arts. It is also of relevance to GCE A Level and GCSE students of English Literature, History and Sociology.

Please note: This production is not thought suitable for young people under the age of 14.

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