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Wild Duck, The (Fjelde, trans.) - Full Length Play, Drama

Wild Duck, The (Fjelde, trans.)

Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

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Full Length Play, Drama

12m, 3f

ISBN: 9780451524065

Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Rolf Fjelde
"Pursues a version of Ibsen that avoids the stodginess of most academic translations, while eschewing the liberal cut-and-paste approach of many ambitious artists." - Playbill.com
"The truest to the original and unexcelled for theatri…

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Ibsen: 4 Major Plays, V. I (trans. Fjelde)

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Full Length Play

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The late Rolf Fjelde, a Brooklyn native of Norwegian descent, translated his first Ibsen play, The Wild Duck, in 1956. Founding President of the Ibsen Society of America and perhaps the most widely-known translator of Ibsen's work, Mr. Fjelde worked to avoid what he called, "stiff and hobbled diction — or, certainly no better, a cavalier freedom that has cut or padded the text." Henrik Ibsen's 1884 drama, The Wild Duck, tells the story of Gregers Werle, an idealist who returns to his hometown after some absence. While there he begins to meddle in the affairs of the Ekdals, an odd family who appear to live a humble artistic life. Gregers, who believes that the pursuit of the ideal demands the exposition of absolute truth, summons the Ekdals to cure them of what he sees as various delusional fantasies. In so doing, Gergers unleashes the tragic unraveling of the very fabric of the Ekdals lives.
"Pursues a version of Ibsen that avoids the stodginess of most academic translations, while eschewing the liberal cut-and-paste approach of many ambitious artists." - Playbill.com
"The truest to the original and unexcelled for theatrical performance" - Harold Clurman
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12m, 3f

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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

Rolf Fjelde

Rolf Fjelde (1926-2002) was one of the formeost translators of Henrik Ibsen's plays into English, whose translations were heralded by Harold Clurman as ''the truest to the original and unexcelled for theatrical performance.'' Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Fjelde worked also a poet, playwright, and teacher. He earned degrees from Yale and Columbia Universities, was a founding editor of The Yale Poetry ... view full profile

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