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Miss Julie and The Stronger: Two Plays

Miss Julie and The Stronger: Two Plays
Author: August Strindberg - Frank McGuinness
ISBN 13: 9780571205431
ISBN 10: 571205437
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2002-04-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $10.00

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.