Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, or Those Who Return, premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in a co-production with ATC in July 2009.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571253487
Date Published
06.08.2009
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Summary

Norway, 1881. Mrs. Alving is ecstatic when her son Osvald visits after many years abroad. He has returned to celebrate the heroic memory of his dead father. But within hours of Osvald’s homecoming his mother is forced to unearth the past and reveal its terrifying ghosts.

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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian poet and playwright, was one of the shapers of modern theatre, who tempered naturalism with an understanding of social responsibility and individual psychology. His earliest major plays, Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), were large-scale verse dramas, but with Pillars of the Community (1877) he began to explore contemporary issues. There followed A Doll’s House (1879),…

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