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John Gabriel Borkman

John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 9781854597359

On the family estate outside Oslo at the turn of the 19th century, John Gabriel Borkman paces up and down. Once a entrepreneur, he has been reduced to penury following a prison sentence. Trapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere of the house with his famil

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Michael Pennington leads a nation-wide tour of Ibsen classic in brand new translation On the family estate outside Oslo at the turn of the 19th century, a man paces up and down an upstairs room. This is John Gabriel Borkman, once a famous entrepreneur, now reduced to penury and self-doubt following a prison sentence for embezzlement. His wife, her twin sister and his son are all entrapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere which has descended upon the household - and which can only lead to an explosion as the suffocation becomes unbearable...Michael Pennington will play Borkman in this brand new translation for English Touring Theatre by Stephen Mulrine, who also did their award-winning Ghosts with Diana Quick. John Gabriel Borkman visits eight cities between February and April 2003.
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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