Miss Julie is a tragic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg that was first performed in 1889. It describes a mortal conflict of the sexes in the form of a clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. A prime example of the Naturalist Theater movement that Strindberg pioneered and advocated, Miss Julie is replete with explicit references to menstruation, blasphemy, lust, and bodily functions, which led to it being banned in Sweden upon its initial publication.


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