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The Lady from the Sea

Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Stephen Unwin

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9780571290390
Date Published
28.02.2012
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Summary

Ellida, claustrophobic and restless, swims in the sea every day. She loves her husband Dr Wangel but, ten years ago, promised herself to another man. On a late summer’s day he comes to claim her.

Henrik Ibsen’s elusive masterpiece The Lady from the Sea, in a translation by Stephen Unwin, premiered at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, in February 2012.

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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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