Mies Julie (5 stars)

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Mies Julie

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The South African-born and internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber sets her explosive new adaptation of Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie in the remote, bleak beauty of the eastern Cape Karoo. The visceral struggles of contemporary South Africa are laid bare in this domestic setting, as John and Mies Julie spiral one night, in a deadly battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land. Ages 14+.

Baxter Theatre Centre, South African State Theatre and Assembly.

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Mies Julie

20 Aug 20125 stars

Essential adaptation of Strindberg’s classic

Truly great productions of classic texts can reveal the play within the play. Who knew that beneath the staid formality of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie lurked a play as explosive and heartwrenching as Yael Farber’s South African-set rewrite? Like…

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