The Wild Duck (Hampton)

by  Christopher Hampton, Henrik Ibsen

Here is the greatest account ever written of the destructiveness of missonary zeal. Gregers Werle enters the house of photographer Ekdal preaching 'the demands of idealism'(a nicely ambiguous phrase in Hampton's translation) and systematically destro…

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Here is the greatest account ever written of the destructiveness of missonary zeal. Gregers Werle enters the house of photographer Ekdal preaching 'the demands of idealism'(a nicely ambiguous phrase in Hampton's translation) and systematically destroys a family's happiness. 'If Ibsen's play is not a masterpiece, then the word is devoid of meaning.' Guardian.
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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year. The Royal Court's production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making him the youngest writer ever to have a play performed in ...

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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 ...

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