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    Miss Julie Auditions

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    'Miss Julie enjoys flirting with her father’s servant Jean and dancing with the servants on Midsummer’s Eve, while the cook, Kristin, continues to work in the kitchen. Jean has ambitious plans to soar beyond his station while Julie wants him to free her from the burden of hers. False promises, a drunken plan to run away and the overbearing presence of duty and responsibility sends Miss Julie into a spiral from which no one can save her. Strindberg’s realist play asks questions on love, duty and feminism that resonate now as much as they did in 1888.' Character descriptions: JULIE: The tragic protagonist of the play and the twenty-five year old daughter of the Count who owns the estate in which it is set. She is headstrong and imperious as a result of her mother raising her to adopt the cultural position of a man. These aspects of her personality led to the breaking off of her former engagement and resulting shameless behavior. Her character is of a dual nature, switching between social superiority and dalliance with her more common associates, desiring dominion over men but also her own downfall. JEAN: The thirty-year-old valet of the Count's estate. He is the subject of Miss Julie's advances after her failed engagement. Jean suffers from a profound envy regarding his position in the class system and as a result has a great capacity for cruelty. While initially presenting himself as courteous, he soon reveals his inner cruelty. Like Miss Julie, he is somewhat dualistic and simultaneously degrades her while envying her social position. CRISTINE: The thirty-five year old cook of the Count's estate and Jean's apparent fiancé. She shares in Jean's gossip about Miss Julie's scandalous behavior. Despite her own common status, she is extremely religious and an ardent believer in the class system, offering a stark contrast to the views of Jean. Please send your audition tape to Colin at colin.smyth1@ucdconnect.ie. The deadline for audition tapes is Tuesday, 1st of December. If you need any more information or extra assistance please don't hesitate to contact Colin :)