John Gabriel Borkman

John Gabriel Borkman

by: Henrik Ibsen, Nicholas Wright

by: Henrik Ibsen, Nicholas Wright

John Gabriel Borkman

John Gabriel Borkman

by: Henrik Ibsen, Nicholas Wright

by: Henrik Ibsen, Nicholas Wright

Overview

John Gabriel Borkman, a former 'pillar of the community', has been in voluntary seclusion in an upstairs room since enduring a prison sentence for embezzlement. His wife, her twin sister, his son and even Borkman himself are all trapped in the suffocating atmosphere of this claustrophobic household.

Authors

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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Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright was born in Cape Town. He trained as an actor and joined the Royal Court Theatre in London as Casting Director before becoming the first director of the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, where he presented an influential programme of new and first-time writing. From 1975 to 1977 he was joint Artistic Dire ...

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