When We Dead Awaken (Brustein, trans.)

by  Henrik Ibsen, Robert Brustein

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f

Arnold Rubek is an ageing, celebrated sculptor who has achieved great international fame with his sculpture "The Day of the Resurrection". The model for this piece of sculpture was Irene, who earlier had considered it her lifework to accompany Rubek and help him in his work.

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When We Dead Awaken (Brustein, trans.)

by  Henrik Ibsen Robert Brustein

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Arnold Rubek is an ageing, celebrated sculptor who has achieved great international fame with his sculpture "The Day of the Resurrection". The model for this piece of sculpture was Irene, who earlier had considered it her lifework to accompany Rubek and help him in his work. They appear to have had strong feelings for each other at that time, but Rubek refused to consider Irene as anything more than his model, so, disappointed and angry, she left him. Since then, Rubek's creative power has diminished, and he now feels that he can no longer create art of any significance. Irene, alone, holds the key to his creativity.
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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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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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Robert Brustein

Robert Brustein served as the founding director of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theaters, and has supervised well over two hundred productions, acting in eight and directing twelve. He has written eleven adaptations for the American Repertory Theater and ...

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