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Ibsen: Three Major Plays (When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, Hedda Gabler)

Ibsen: Three Major Plays (When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, Hedda Gabler)

Henrik Ibsen, David Rudkin

ISBN: 9781840022339

A triology of plays from the famous playwright Henrik Ibsen. This is collection of three of Ibsen's most famous plays and is translated by David Rudkin. Includes the plays Peer Gynt, Rosmersholm, When We Dead Waken

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The three plays in this volume are representative of Ibsen's extraordinary achievement as a playwright. The first is perhaps his best known work, the great dramatic poem Peer Gynt, presented here in the acclaimed translation used by the Royal Shakespeare Company for its 1982 production. With this are Romersholm, in which Ibsen unmasks the moral evasions which prevent us from being truly free, and When We Dead Waken, in which a figure from the past rises to haunt an ageing artist. These distinctive translations are accompanied by an introductory foreword and are followed by notes on pronunciations and other details and aspects of Ibsen's original texts.
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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