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February 10, 2021 | Theatre, What Did You Think?,

Let’s Talk About Julia!

Julia is now available for on demand streaming through Sunday, FEB 22! With the inventive mix of live theatre and live film, Julia is a hypnotic rendition of a classic. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the show and have provided some prompts below for consideration.

  • How did the camera work and filmed aspect shift your experience of the story?
  • What struck you about this piece?
  • Julia was originally produced in 2010. What themes of the play feel relevant to today? What has changed?

Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post, or reach out on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram; use hashtag #JuliaAE and tag @ArtsEmerson too! Be sure to check back here for more reviews from press and other audience members.


BOLD…Sensory overload in the best way.” – WBUR 

“You will spend a lot of time thinking afterward about what you’ve just seen.” – Jared Bowen, WGBH Arts Editor 

“From start to finish in Julia, a multimedia adaptation of August Strindberg’s ‘Miss Julie,’ the camera is an ever-present and deliberately intrusive force, a character with no lines but pronounced impact.” – The Boston Globe

MUST SEE...A raw, thrilling, superbly-acted take on Strindberg’s classic on sex, power & gender!” – Joyce Kulhawik

“A stunning multimedia riff on the Swedish playwright’s combustible tale. PASSIONATE ACTING. SO AUTHENTIC. STUNNING STAGING.” – LA Times

“The [film within the play] is assembled in real-time, and as in a film set, it is cut and redone sometimes, in multiple takes, either through the command of ‘action’ and ‘cuts’ of the cameraman or by the relation of the actors, by becoming more extreme, it breaks ‘fiction’, generating new interpretive layers.” – The Theatre Times

“[Julia] is inviting, rewarding and intense.” – The Boston Herald

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One response to “Let’s Talk About Julia!”

  1. Kathleen Lehmann says:

    Julia was a troubling play / film to watch. I am very glad I stayed for the post-discussion as it helped me to process the complexities of its themes. The actors and director were phenomenal. Once again, language was not an issue, although there were many present.

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