FRÖKEN JULIE

Original titleFRÖKEN JULIE
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast3 total (2 F and 1 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationWorldwide representation
TranslatorRagnar Olsen
LanguagesDanish, Norwegian
Miss Julie ( Fröken Julie) is a naturalistic play written in 1888 by August Strindberg dealing with class, love/lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on midsummer night of 1874 on the estate of a Count in Sweden, the young woman of the title, attempting to escape an existence cramped by social mores and have a little fun, dances at the servants' annual midsummer party, where she is drawn to a senior servant, a footman named Jean, who is particularly well-traveled, well-mannered and well-read. The action takes place in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor; here Jean's fiancée, a servant named Christine, cooks and sometimes sleeps while Jean and Miss Julie talk.