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Emperor and Galilean

Emperor and Galilean

Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 9781848421929

Ben Power's version of Ibsen's little-known masterpiece, staged by the National Theatre, London, in 2011.

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Charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence, Emperor and Galilean sweeps across Greece and the Middle East from AD351, covering twelve crucial years in the history of civilisation. Made Emperor, Julian attempts to abolish Christianity and restore the old gods. But met with fierce resistance, this great free-thinker becomes a tyrant more hated than his brutal predecessor, Constantius. And in arousing the Christians from their apathy he advances their cause, his life and death altering the course of history in stark opposition to his intent.
Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off on extended travels in Europe, beginning a self-imposed exile that ... view full profile

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