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Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Frank McGuinness
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571260027
Date Published
18.02.2010
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Summary

Oswald, standing in the doorway then, the pipe in his mouth, it was as if I saw his father alive again.

Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son Oswald has returned from Paris to honour the occasion. But his long awaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love.

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, in this vital new version by Frank McGuinness, premiered at the Duchess Theatre, London, in February 2010.

HenrikIbsen

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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