Miss Julie
August Strindberg
Speculative Design
The Royal Court Theatre, London
August Strindberg's 1888 play, Miss Julie, was a manifesto to Naturalism, the countermovement to expressionism and sister movement to Realism. An overarching theme of Darwinism (the foundation of Eugenics) and 19th-century misogyny taint this period piece, creating unique challenges for a contemporary design.

Over the duration of Midsummer's Eve in Sweden, Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, we follow the hysterical tragedy of Miss Julie and the servant Jean. The audience sits uncomfortably as the work takes a scientific outlook towards character development and dissects the fragility of the human psyche.
Story Board
Costume Design
Model Box
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