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Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
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Alan Ackerman

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Miss Julie Reading Notes
Jean walks in saying that MJ is wild when she dances with him that night esp.
Christine blames MJ wildness on her being on her period
Jeans dad worked as a farmhand on the district attorneys estate, next door to yours.
Jean tells MJ he use to see her when she was little but MJ nvr noticed him
MJ says Christine talks in her sleep and shell make a bad wife Jean says reverse
MJ starts to seduce Jean telling him to kiss her hand
Jean tells MJ that they have to be aware becuz of the public/society
Jean tells MJ how he fell in love with her pg 690
There is a class diff btwn them, she is of higher class than he is
MJ says: the man i offered my love to was a beast! (she had been married b4)
MJ tells Jean that she wants to see the sun rise and for him to take her to see it and Jean tells
her it isn’t wise for everyone in the city will c them together
MJ gets drunk
Jean suggests him and MJ to runaway together
he describes how it’ll be if they do run away together pg 693
Jean plays with MJs feelings and MJ wants to end her life
Jean says “its always fancy talk that get the women”
Jean tries to grab her and take hold of her but he breaks free from his hold
MJ describes her life on pg 697
MJs mom taught her to hate all men
MJ swore to her mom that she wouldn’t be a slave to any man ever
MJ married an attorney (the so called beast)
MJ and Jean have sex
Christine is ashamed/disgusted by Jean
Jean tells MJ to pack up her bags and travel alone
MJ begs Jean to go with her to Midsummer Day on a train and he agrees to go with her
MJ wants to bring a bird on the journey (named: Serena)
Jean refuses to have the bird go with them and MJ says shed rather have the bird dead then
with a stranger
Jeans kills the bird and MJ screams out for him to kill her too
MJ begins to curse everything, her relationship with Jean, and her life (she hates her life now)
MJ tries to explain to Christine that Jean is crazy and that she needs to help her but Christine
doesn’t listen and refuses to help
Jean tells Christine to respect MJ becuz she is the mistress of the house now
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