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Feb 6, 2019
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Posted by: Keith Nuttall

NEXT PRODUCTION

'ALLO ALLO' directed by Jennie Scott-Reid , to be performed on Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June, at Clavering Village Hall

Clavering Players Website
 

Miss Julie (Strindberg)

Miss Julie is one of the great European plays. Written in 1888, but not performed until 1906, it is a naturalistic play dealing with class, love/lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on midsummer night of 1874, the action takes place in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor house; here Jean's fiancée, a servant named Kristin, cooks and sometimes sleeps while Jean and Miss Julie talk.

The plot is primarily concerned with power in its various forms. Miss Julie has power over Jean because she is upper-class. Jean has power over Miss Julie because he is male and uninhibited by aristocratic values. On this night, behaviour between Miss Julie and Jean which was previously a flirtatious contest for power rapidly escalates to a love relationship—or is it just lust?—that is fully consummated. Over the course of the play, Miss Julie and Jean battle for control, which swings back and forth between them until Jean convinces her that the only way to escape her predicament is to kill herself.

 

The Cast.

Miss Julie - Nettie Hayes

Kristin - Charlotte Foster

Jean - Dean Kiely