Rosmersholm (Fjelde, trans.)

Rosmersholm (Fjelde, trans.)

by: Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

by: Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

Rosmersholm (Fjelde, trans.)

Rosmersholm (Fjelde, trans.)

by: Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

by: Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

Overview

Johannes Rosmer, the owner of Rosmersholm, is the last of a long and influencial line of clergy, officers and senior civil servants. Formerly a vicar, he has resigned from office. The play opens one year after the suicide of Rosmer's wife, Beata. Rebecca had previously moved into the family home, Rosmersholm, as a friend of Beata, and she lives there still. It becomes plain that she and Rosmer are in love, but he insists throughout the play that their relationship is completely platonic.

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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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.' ...

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