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...Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen...

Coda:From Dhaka to Mabou Mines

Frode Helland

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Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Taylor-Batty

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Ibsen in Practice : Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Instead of trying to distil a forced essence or give a synoptic repetition of the previous chapters, I will end this book through a short reflection on two important factors in the practice of Ibsen not sufficiently covered by the preceding...
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...Ibsen's classic story of a woman who sets out to destroy her husband and his smug, middle-class attitudes, but instead finds herself having to make a grave decision. This television production is related to the 1991 Abbey Theatre, Dublin...

The Lady from the Sea

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

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Elinor Cook

From an original work by

Henrik Ibsen

Translated by

Elinor Cook

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Elinor Cook ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Henrik Ibsen ~playauthor~Translated by~ Elinor Cook

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Classic Plays

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Elinor Cook's version of The Lady from the Sea relocates the action of Henrik Ibsen's 1888 play from 19th-century Norway to a Caribbean island in the 1950s. The play was first performed at the Donmar Warehouse, London, on 18 October 2017...

Introduction

Frode Helland

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Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Taylor-Batty

Mark Taylor-Batty

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Ibsen in Practice : Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...This book has been long in the making. I started collecting material for it in 2006, and it has been a great privilege to be able to see Ibsen performed on all continents during these years. The point of departure lies in quite a naïve wish...
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...Henrik Ibsen struck an early blow for feminism in 1879 with this liberated tale of a wife who rebels. Juliet Stevenson plays Nora who finally revolts against her husband's perception of her as a doll-wife whose opinions count for nothing...
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...When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People...

Against Capitalist Realism: Thomas Ostermeier

Frode Helland

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Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Taylor-Batty

Mark Taylor-Batty

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Ibsen in Practice : Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Thomas Ostermeier, ‘Ob es so oder so oder anders geht! Ein Gespräch mit den (zukünftigen) Theaterleitern Stefan Bachmann, Mathias Hartmann und Thomas Ostermeier’, Theaterheute. Jahrbuch 1999 (Hannover: Friedrich Verlag, 1999), p. 76...

John Gabriel Borkman

Translated by

Frank McGuinness

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Frank McGuinness ~playauthor~Translated by~ Frank McGuinness

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...John Gabriel Borkman, wealthy, powerful, revered, sacrificed love for success and was handsomely rewarded. Now, disgraced and destitute after financial scandal and a jail sentence, he paces out each day alone, planning his comeback...

Peter Gynt

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

David Hare

Adapted by

David Hare

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , David Hare ~playauthor~Adapted by~ David Hare

Faber and Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 33, Roles: Total (27), Female (8), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...In this radical new version of Peer Gynt, David Hare kidnaps Henrik Ibsen's most famous hero and runs away with him into the twenty-first century. Stripped of fretwork and greenery, the play is projected...