Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - characters drown from their problems o Distorted and subjective truth o Dreamlike nightmarish o Types abstractions o Compressed

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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, rather
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Unformatted text preview: 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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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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