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4strindbergRflctn - Hausheer 1 Kristin Hausheer HR 212 Dr....

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Hausheer Kristin Hausheer HR 212 Dr . Hasler 20 April 2010 Reflection on August Strindberg ’s “Preface to Miss Julie Strindberg ’s celebrated “Preface to Miss Julie ” is an artistic manifesto that explores the play and his underlying intentions . He felt that the theatre had not yet evolved so he endeavored to modernize an art form: “I have not tried to do anything new—for that one can never do—but merely to modernize the form so as to meet the demands which I supposed that the new man and woman of today would make of this art” (Strindberg 91) . His main concern in doing so was to prevent the theatre from “being discarded as a dying form which we lack the necessary conditions to enjoy” (Strindberg 92) . Thus, Miss Julie was created for the “hypersensitive spectator” with the hope of revitalizing theatre . Strindberg also cared deeply about the intellectual response of his audience, and he desperately wanted people to “[discard] those inferior and unreliable thought-mechanisms called feelings, which will become superfluous and
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Rhoner during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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