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by [[August Strindberg]] (1888).
#REDIRECT[[Fröken Julie]]
= The play =
(Swedish: '''Fröken Julie''') is a naturalistic play written in 1888. Strindberg completed it in 1888 and staged its first production in 1889. The play, written in Swedish, was published in expurgated form in Copenhagen in 1889 by Joseph Seligmann (1836-1904), a Swedish publisher. The deleted passages have since been restored. The first production in Stockholm took place in November 1906, at The People's Theatre, with Sacha Sjöström as Kristin, Manda Björling as Miss Julie, and August Falck as Jean.
= South African Productions =
== ''Countess Julie''  (1945) ==
Put on by Natal University College at the 1945 [[FATSSA]] play festival. With [[Walter Martin]] as Jean, the play won the Festival Award. [[Walter Martin|Martin]], for best individual performance, won the Breytenbach Cup. The production also featured [[Norah Southwood]] and [[Millicent Posselt]].
== ''Miss Julie'' ([[CAPAB]] (1973) ==
Produced by [[Colin Edwards]] for [[CAPAB]] in 1973 with [[Lois Butlin]], [[Roger Dwyer]] and [[Marion Achber]].
== ''Miss Julie'' ([[Bobby Heaney]], 1985) ==
In 1985 [[Bobby Heaney]] directed a controversial production of the play, in which the servants Jean (John) and Kirstin (Christine) are black and Miss Julie is a white landowner's daughter. It starred the leading [[Black]] actor of the time, [[John Kani]],  and [[Sandra Prinsloo]], the leading [[White]] [[Afrikaans]] actress of her generation, and  [[Natie Rulia]]. The play premiered in 1985 at [[Baxter Theatre]] in Cape Town, then went on to the [[Market Theatre]] in Johannesburg, where it met with huge opposition and controversy, including a staged walkout by right-wing [[Afrikaners]] on the opening night, and death threats made against the actress. It also visited Edinburgh Festival. A TV film version of this production was made in 1986, with the same cast and directed by [[Bobby Heaney]] and Finnish director, Mikael Wahlforss. It was filmed in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa and released on the 29 May 1986 in Finland.
== ''Mies Julie'' ([[Yael Farber]], 2012-2013) ==
A landmark revival of the 1985 production, entitled ''[[Mies Julie]]'',  subtitled: ''Restitutions of Body and Soil Since The Bantu Land Act No. 27 of 1913 and The Immorality Act No. 5 of 1927''
Based on the play ''[[Miss Julie]]'' by August Strindberg, the new text was written and directed by [[Yael Farber]]
Presented by The [[Baxter Theatre Centre]] at the University of Cape Town in association with the [[South African State Theatre]]
Cast: [[Thoko Ntshinga]] as Christine, [[Bongile Mantsai]] as John, and [[Hilda Cronje]] as Mies Julie
Music composed by [[Daniel Pencer]] and [[Matthew Pencer]], Music performed by: [[Brydon Bolton]], [[Mark Fransman]]and  [[Tandiwe Nofirst Lungisa]] (singer and musician).
Set and Lighting Design by [[Patrick Curtis]], original Lighting Design by [[Paul Abrams]] and Costumes by [[Birrie le Roux]]. 
This production  played to great acclaim at the [[Baxter Theatre]], the  Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland, the [[State Theatre]] in Pretoria, St Ann's Warehouse in New York, the [[Market Theatre]] in Johannesburg, the 2012 [[National Arts Festival]] and the Riverside Studios in London between July 2012 and July 2013.  It has garnered numerous awards in the same period.
= Sources =
Pat Schwartz, 19**
19/06/2013 - [[Artslink]] News
The [[Baxter Theatre]][http://www.baxter.co.za]
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