Questions tagged [august-strindberg]

Questions about the works of Swedish playwright, novelist and poet August Strindberg (1849 – 1912) and his life as a writer. Questions about his works should include the tag [scandinavian-literature].

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Why did August Strindberg pick the names “Julie” and “Jean” for the protagonists of his play Miss Julie (1888)?

In Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), a seminal play and central piece of modern Swedish literature, the two main characters are named "Julie" and "Jean". Why "Julie" and "...