Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - rather characters drown from their problems. o...

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Lecture 14 Occult – unknown, mystery, sense of hidden knowledge o Manifests in Miss Julie Emotion takes over reason and consciousness o Julie and John try to free themselves from gender and class roles o Presence of sexuality is a force that cannot be controlled o Expressionist example: Madonna’s Frozen music video (1998)– encourages us to look inside of ourselves Miss Julie: Values challenged – Strinberg’s play is a weird mix of naturalism and expressionism o Marriage o Family o Morality o Gender roles o Economics Expressionist Dramaturgy – Strinberg’s play doesn’t allow personal growth,
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Unformatted text preview: rather characters drown from their problems. o Distorted and subjective truth o Dreamlike, nightmarish o Types, abstractions o Compressed, fragmented, telegraphic o Emotional states • Stringberg’s strength is that he can combine these polar opposite techniques • Strindberg, Preface to Miss Julie (1888), Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1900), Miss Julie (film) (1951) • Miss Julie is quick, plots are shattered because everything is sped up, moves forward in the way that a dream does...
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