Miss Julie

Performances and adaptations

  • In 1912, Anna Hofman-Uddgren directed a film version, based on her own and Gustaf Uddgren's screenplay; Manda Björling played Julie and August Falck played Jean (based in turn on the stage production in Stockholm in 1906).[7]
  • In 1913 with the title Countess Julia, it was produced on Broadway at the 48th Street for three performances.[8]
  • In 1950, Birgit Cullberg made a ballet version to music of Ture Rangström
  • In 1951, Alf Sjöberg made a film version from his own screenplay.[9]
  • In 1962 it was produced on Broadway at The Cort Theatre for three performances.[10]
  • In 1965, it was adapted as an opera by Ned Rorem to an English libretto by Kenward Elmslie
  • In 1972, John Glenister and Robin Phillips directed a television version, with Helen Mirren and Donal McCann as Julie and Jean.[11]
  • In 1973, Antonio Bibalo wrote an opera (revised in 1975) which has been performed over 160 times in Germany.
  • In 1977, William Alwyn's opera, with an English libretto adapted from the play by the composer, was premiered as a BBC Radio 3 broadcast.
  • In 1984, Garry Cooper played Jean, and Angelique Rockas played Miss Julie in the Internationalist Theatre production London. Directed by Alkis Kritikos.[12]
  • In 1986, Bob Heaney and Mikael Wahlforss directed a television adaptation, set in South Africa in the 1980s, in which the two main characters were separated by race as well as class and gender.[13] It was based on a 1985 stage production at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Sandra Prinsloo played Julie and John Kani played Jean.
  • In 1987, Michael Simpson directed a television version, in which Patrick Malahide played Jean and Janet McTeer played Julie.
  • In 1991, David Ponting directed a television version, in which Sean Galuszka played Jean and Eleanor Comegys played Julie.[14]
  • In 1995, Patrick Marber wrote and directed After Miss Julie, in which the events of the play were transposed to an English country house on the eve of the Labour Party's landslide 1945 General Election win. The play was staged in 2003.[15]
  • In 1999, Mike Figgis made a film version from a screenplay by Helen Cooper; Saffron Burrows played Julie and Peter Mullan played Jean.
  • In July 2006, a new translation by Frank McGuinness was produced at the Theatre Royal, Bath by director Rachel O'Riordan. Set in 19th-century Northern Ireland; this version relies on the tension between the Roman Catholic Irish servant class and Anglo-Irish Protestant gentry to carry Strindberg's message to an English-speaking audience.
  • In 2009 the Roundabout Theatre Company produced After Miss Julie in New York, directed by Mark Brokaw and starring Sienna Miller, Jonny Lee Miller and Marin Ireland (as Christine).
  • In 2009, Toronto's CanStage staged a new version titled Miss Julie: Freedom Summer. Set in Mississippi in 1964, with Julie recontextualized as the daughter of a plantation owner and John as her father's African-American chauffeur, playwright Stephen Sachs wove in themes of racial violence and miscegeny against the backdrop of the American Civil Rights Movement. This production starred Caroline Cave and Kevin Hanchard.[16]
  • In June 2010 Scandinavian American Theater Company produced the Craig Lucas adaptation of "Miss Julie", directed by Henning Hegland and starring Lisa Pettersson as Miss Julie, Albert Bendix as Jean and Anette Norgaard as Christine.
  • In 2011 on stage of Theatre of Nations (Moscow), directed by Thomas Ostermeier. The action of the play is set in contemporary Russia for which one of Russia's most called-for new generation playwrights Mikhail Durnenkov wrote specially for Theatre of Nations a new version of the play. All the main story lines are preserved while the dialogues have been rewritten in modern lexicon.[17]
  • In 2012 Andrew Dallmeyer directed Vagabond Productions version of the play in Edinburgh.[18]
  • In July 2012 Yael Farber's contemporary reworking set in South Africa, titled "Mies Julie", was premiered by Cape Town's Baxter Theatre Centre. The show was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 as part of Assembly Festival's South African Season, then transferred to St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City and on 7 February 2014 opened at the Octagon Theatre in Perth (Western Australia) as part of the Perth International Arts Festival program.[19]
  • In July 2012, a Chinese version, directed by Ravel Luo, was put on stage at the Top-Drama Theatre in Beijing, China.
  • In 2013, Liv Ullmann directed a film adaptation set in Ireland, with Jessica Chastain as the eponymous character and Colin Farrell as Jean.
  • February 2014, Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Directed by Dominic Hill and updated by Zinnie Harris to be set in the 1920s. It also moves the story to Scotland but remains true to the original storyline and themes of Strindberg.

This content is from Wikipedia. GradeSaver is providing this content as a courtesy until we can offer a professionally written study guide by one of our staff editors. We do not consider this content professional or citable. Please use your discretion when relying on it.