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Rosmersholm

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Deep currents of thought about social and political change run through Rosmersholm, the last of Ibsen’s political plays. Johannes Rosmer, a leading member of his community, chooses to support the new reformist government despite his own...

John Gabriel Borkman

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

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

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Summary
... the submerged conflict screaming on to the stage. John Gabriel Borkman is a work of cold poignancy etched with comedy, a portrait of men and women who have nothing left. This translation by Michael Meyer was first performed in 1958 in a production for Associated Television....

The Master Builder

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... she has come to claim the memory she has of him, standing at the very top of the spire and waving his hat. Ibsen’s crisp and forceful drama, written in 1892, is full of exhilaration and terror. This translation by Michael Meyer was first presented in 1988 on BBC Television...

A Doll’s House (Student Edition)

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 2008

Student Editions

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (1)

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Summary
... into the social roles of husband and wife. His portrayal of his flawed heroine, Nora, remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of late-nineteenth century woman. This version is translated by Michael Meyer, and was first performed in 1964 at the Playhouse, Oxford....

Ghosts

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 2008

Student Editions

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... in 1881, and failed to gain a performance until a regional tour of Sweden in the autumn of 1883. Since then its reputation has been galvanised. It is now seen as one of the greatest works in Ibsen’s oeuvre, and indeed the whole of modern drama. This translation by Michael Meyer was first performed in 1968 in a production for the BBC....

Master Olof

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1991

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (23), Female (4), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... on to spread the word of Lutheranism. In his introduction, translator Michael Meyer writes: 'Master Olof is arguably as astounding a play as was ever written by a dramatist of 23 . . . vividly characterized, sharply...

The Ghost Sonata

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1983

World Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The Ghost Sonata is a phantasmagoric dream play steeped in cynicism and disgust, peeling open a world drained of life and rotted by moral corruption and despair. In the square outside a fashionable house, an exhausted...

When We Dead Awaken

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... they parted both of them have slipped into an ossified half-existence, Irene claiming she is more dead than alive. When We Dead Awaken is the story of their reunion, of Maja’s bid for freedom and of their climb up the mountain into the sun. The play was written in 1899; this translation by Michael Meyer was first performed in 1961 at the Gate Theatre, Dublin....

The Wild Duck

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (13), Female (3), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... was published in 1884 and premiered in 1885 at Bergen in Norway. This version, translated by Michael Meyer, was first performed in 1963 at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham....

To Damascus (Part I)

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1991

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (17), Female (5), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...A stranger stands on a street corner talking to a lady about his sufferings, fearing he has been cursed to live without contentment. She too is discontented, unhappy in her marriage to a local doctor; she allows herself to be taken away...