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Cover Drama as Text and Performance: Strindberg’s and Bergman’s Miss Julie is a bilingual English-Swedish study of August Strindberg’s renowned play Miss Julie (1888) and provides a penetrating analysis of the author’s text and of Ingmar Bergman’s praised 1985 production. The book is a paradigmatic illustration of similarities and differences between text and performance. The Bergman part is highlighted by a number of black-and-white illustrations from the stage performance.

Egil Törnqvist is professor emeritus of Scandinavian studies at the University of Amsterdam and a leading Strindberg and Bergman scholar. He received the 2004 Strindberg Prize.

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