Strindberg's study of the embattled relationship between Miss Julie Saffron Burrows , the imperious, profoundly neurotic daughter of a wealthy count, and Jean Peter Mullan , the virile, opportunistic footman whom she goads into a sexual liaison, casts the coldest of eyes at unleashed human sexuality. In the play's frigid world of repressed aristocrats and randy servants, a sensual upper-class woman's lifting the lid on her own seething libido is tantamount to self-destruction. Although the lower classes are free to rut as they please in one scene, a group of servant girls cavort around the kitchen singing lewd songs about the sexual uses for garden vegetables , what keeps their appetites in check are fear for their livelihoods and the bromide of religion. Jean's sanctimonious fiancee, Christine Maria Doyle Kennedy , who works in the count's kitchen, fervently subscribes to the notion that a rich man has about as good a chance of entering the kingdom of heaven as a camel does of passing through the eye of a needle. How then does the play's erotic ethos relate to today's sexually commodified culture of Calvin Klein, Frederick's of Hollywood, breast implants and Viagra?
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Sign In. Miss Julie Hide Spoilers. FlickJunkie-2 18 June August Strindberg is one of Sweden's most important writers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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December 02, Reviews. Ullmann directed and wrote the script for the latest Miss Julie , which moves the action from Sweden in to Ireland in , but otherwise stays fairly faithful to Strindberg. Julie has often teased and flirted with Jean, but on this night, she pushes the game too far, and the two end up in bed together.
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