Influence Of Naturalism In Strindberg's Play 'Miss Julie'

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Andrew Lloyd Webber is a big name in musical theatre and is known for many famous musicals including ‘the phantom of the opera’ and ‘don’t cry for me, Argentina’. Overall, he’s composed 13 musicals which some have been on the West end and Broadway. In 2001 the New York’s time referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history" and ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Telegraph in 2008. He also got told that “Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical." This truly shows how appreciated and famous he really is. He has also been awarded a large number of awards including a knighthood in 1992, three Grammys, a brit award and a golden globe. These awards show how his work has influenced…show more content…
Naturalism is known as movement in European drama and theatre that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Interest in naturalism especially flourished with the French playwrights of the time, but the most successful example is Strindberg’s play ‘Miss Julie’, which was written with the intention of his own particular version of naturalism. Naturalism is used within theatre to show the audience how this would appear in real life. Naturalism is used within various drama pieces to show the true feelings of the characters which helps the characters relate to the audience with their feelings, so the audience can actually tell what the characters emotions are. Émile Zola's works had a frankness about sexuality. Naturalistic works exposed the dark harshness of life, including poverty, racism, sex, prejudice, disease, prostitution, and filth. Because of this, Naturalistic writers were frequently told they were to blunt and straight to the…show more content…
When he took the stage name it was to conceal his theatrical work from his family. However, in 1887 he had his father’s approval and eventually his family respected his choice. He was one of the greatest and most influential of modern theatre practitioners. He performed and directed until the age of 33, when he co-founded the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre (MAT). Stanislavski was a wealthy man, but he only contributed to the foundation and didn’t pay any of the bills. It was both successful and hugely influential in the world of the theatre and survived until it was split into two troupes in 1987 because of the political turmoil in Russia. The company’s work reflected the political voice, Stanislavski was able to remain the theme of realism but the theatre company’s plays promoted socialist political beliefs. This continued until 1970 when there was a movement back towards Stanislavski’s method. Stanislavski was committed to realism throughout his career really stood out against the idea of naturalism, he really experimented with different things when it came to theatre and that was what was so special about him. As well as experimenting a lot, Stan also used symbolism in his work which is where he used physical things or images to represent something

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