The three-day theatre festival titled ‘Colors of Life Theatre Fest 2018’, organised by Dhaka University Drama Troupe, ended with a show of Miss Julie by students of DU’s theatre and performance studies department at TSC auditorium on Wednesday.
Miss Julie, a naturalistic play written in 1888 by Swedish playwright August Strindberg, revolves around three characters- a count’s daughter Julie, her servant Jean and Jean’s financee Christine.
The writer portrays Julie as a character representing women in the modern society. The play, which takes part in a kitchen, opens with Christine having a conversation with Jean. In the meantime, Julie enters the kitchen and Christine goes to bed. Jean gets intimate with Julie. However, Julie, after realising that the society will never accept an affair between a mistress and her servant, asks Jean to run away with her and a battle of will begins between the two. The play ends with Julie taking her own life.
Abdullah Al Zabir directed the play. The play’s cast members included Kamrunnahar Munni (Miss Julie), Wazed Hashmi Dhrubo (Jean) and Mohona Hossain (Christine).
‘Miss Julie is one of the most talked about plays. It is challenging for any director or actors to stage the play successfully. I hope the audience enjoyed it,’ said Zabir.
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