Drama as Text and Performance

Strindberg's and Bergman's Miss Julie

Egil Törnqvist

Egil Törnqvist

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

264 pages | 20 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9789085550686 Published April 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book is a study of August Strindberg’s famous drama Miss Julie, presented in both Swedish and English. Since it was first performed in 1888, Miss Julie has became one of the most successful plays written by Strindberg, widely considered one of the pioneers of modern drama. The book provides a penetrating analysis of the author’s text, followed by a close investigation of Ingmar Bergman’s much lauded 1985 production at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Drama as Text and Performance is intended as a paradigmatic illustration of similarities and differences between the two media—textand performance and their recipients, readers and spectators.

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