The Gielgud Theatre Written by Jez Butterwort Directed By Sam Mendes Designed by Rob Howell Costume by Lucy Gaiger Lighting Designer Peter Mumford   The Ferryman is set on a farm in rural Armagh in 1981. At its heart, two mysteries intertwine: the fate of Seamus Carney, a young man that had “disappeared” by the […]

UNIT 1 : MISS JULIE: Colour Scheme

Inspiration: Gustav Klimt  – Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901). It depicts the biblical character of Judith holding the severed head of Holofernes. Many biblical Judith paintings exist, describing the episode in a heroic manner, especially expressing Judith’s courage and her virtuous nature. Judith appears as God’s instrument of salvation, but the violence of her action […]

UNIT 1: MISS JULIE: Sweden: Women in the 1920s

In 1902 the National Association for Women’s Suffrage was founded. In 1906 the suggestion of women’s suffrage was voted down in parliament again. In 1909, the right to vote in municipal elections was extended to include also married women. The same year, women were granted eligibility to municipal councils, and in the following 1910–11 municipal elections, forty women were elected […]

UNIT 1: MISS JULIE: The 1920s case

The changing role of women in the 1920s The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. The number of working women increased by 25 percent. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. ‘Flappers’ smoked in public, danced the new dances, and were sexually liberated. […]