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Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 9781840028065

Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian play. Ibsen's play "Peer Gynt" is loosely based on the fairy tale "Per Gynt." It was interpreted in its day as a satire on the Norwegian personality. This is a new version

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Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his hometown, Peer embarks on a wild and astonishing journey in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again. This is an exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge. This radical new co-production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music. Under the direction of Dominic Hill in a colourful new version from the writer of the Rep's recent hit show "Monkey", Peer Gynt finally brings together two of Scotland's most acclaimed theatre companies. Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the greatest works of modern literature. This version of the play opens at the Dundee Rep in September 2007.
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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