Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free.This vital new version by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) opened at The National Theatre, London, in December 2016.
Brand es considerado, junto a Peer Gynt, el texto más importante e intenso de Ibsen. Es la historia de un hombre que quiere `sanar a la raza humana de sus vicios e imperfecciones`. En nuestra época, tan llena de moralistas y de nuevos predicadores, la figura del pastor protestante Brand y su intento de vivir según una virtud perfecta constituye una fuerte provocación. La grandeza y la tragedia del personaje, que ha hecho de la autonomía su religión y su bandera cívica, nos ayudan a comprender la causa de la angustia y la crisis del hombre contemporáneo.
Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House premiered in 1879 in Copenhagen, the second in a series of realist plays by Ibsen, and immediately provoked controversy with its apparently feminist message and exposure of the hypocrisy of Victorian middle-class marriage. In Ibsen's play, Nora Helmer has secretly (and deceptively) borrowed a large sum of money to pay for her husband, Torvald, to recover from illness on a sabbatical in Italy. Torvald's perception of Nora is of a silly, naive spendthrift, so it is only when the truth begins to emerge, and Torvald appreciates the initiative behind his wife, that unmendable cracks appear in their marriage. This compelling new version of Ibsen's masterpiece by playwright Simon Stephens premiered at the Young Vic Theatre, London, on 29 June 2012. It was updated with minor changes in 2013.
How is this book unique?Font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerIllustratedAbout Ghosts by Henrik IbsenThe innovative dramas of Henrik Ibsen created a sensation among 19th-century audiences with their mordant attacks on social conventions. Among the finest of these ground-breaking works was Ghosts, first performed in 1881. In it, the playwright assailed the hypocrisy of moral codes, offering a daring treatment of such then-taboo issues as infidelity, venereal disease, and illegitimacy. Ibsen substituted the modern scientific idea of heredity for the ancient Greek concept of fate, exposing hidden sins of the past as the roots of corruption.The sins of the past are at the heart of the play, whose haunted heroine, Mrs. Helen Alving, has accepted her pastor's counsel and endured her husband's many infidelities in silence. Ten years after Alving's death, she is to dedicate an orphanage in his memory. Her son Oswald, kept innocent of his father's profligacy, returns home for the dedication. Oswald's attraction to the housemaid — in reality, his half-sister — conjures up the ghost of his parents' unhappy marriage. This disastrous romance, along with Oswald's increasing symptoms of the venereal disease inherited from his father, force Mrs. Alving to confront her own "ghosts."A powerful and engrossing psychological drama, Ghosts serves as an excellent entrée to Ibsen's other works and helps confirm his status as "the father of modern drama."
Hedda Gabler' is a Danish play written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It was first published in the year 1907. It is recognized as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama. The title character, Hedda, is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre. Hedda's married name is Hedda Tesman; Gabler is her maiden name. Ibsen delibrately titles the work with both of her names to make the audiences perceive Hedda as daughter of her father than wife of her husband. It gave an impact to her individuality.
En Un enemigo del pueblo, el autor relata la historia del doctor Thomas Stockmann y de una ciudad cuyo balneario es la principal atraccion turistica y el motor de la economia local. El Dr. Stockmann es una de esas personas que poseen firmes principios y sucede que descubre en el agua una bacteria contaminante, capaz de poner en riesgo la salud de toda la poblacion. A partir de ello se propone advertir a los demas acerca de semejante peligro. Esta decision lo enfrenta a los poderosos de la ciudad, a los periodistas y a los medios de comunicacion, incluso a su propio hermano, el alcalde. Los pobladores y las autoridades parecen mas preocupados por los inconvenientes economicos que la desinfeccion del agua acarrea y por la posible perdida de clientes del balneario que por la salud de las personas. De esta forma confrontan intereses economicos que priman por sobre la salud del pueblo. El doctor combate encarnizadamente contra todos los sectores poderosos de la comunidad, diciendo aquello que nadie desea oir. Se lo señala como traidor y todo el pueblo confabula para hacer imposible la vida de Thomas y la de su familia, llegando incluso a ponerlos en riesgo.
Una pequeña ciudad conoce la prosperidad gracias a un balneario que atrae turistas y riqueza. El doctor Thomas Stockmann, empleado del balneario, solicita unos análisis del agua que determinan que está contaminada y es peligrosa para la salud. Informa a Peter Stockmann, su hermano y alcalde de la ciudad, convencido de que intervendrá en la solución del problema. El periódico local y la Plataforma Cívica de ciudadanos ofrecen su ayuda al doctor para hacer público su descubrimiento. Pero, en contra de lo que Thomas esperaba, su hermano considera totalmente improcedente cerrar el balneario para acometer las obras de limpieza y argumenta que esto sería la ruina para la ciudad. Los periodistas y Aslaksen (de la Plataforma Cívica) cambian radicalmente su postura. Apoyan al alcalde y abandonan a Thomas. Sólo Hovstad, un capitán de barco, ofrece su ayuda para que el doctor pueda dirigirse al pueblo libremente y explicar la situación del balneario. En lo que pretendía ser una asamblea informativa, los ciudadanos, manipulados por periodistas y políticos, declaran a Thomas enemigo del pueblo.La obra fue escrita en 1882 y pertenece a la época realista del autor. El científico que tiene una verdad es callado e incluso insultado por políticos e intereses económicos. La ciudadanía es manipulada por éstos para predisponerla en contra de algo que ni siquiera ha tenido ocasión de conocer en profundidad. El tema, de total actualidad, plantea varios aspectos; la verdad científica frente a los intereses económicos; el poder político y económico que maneja los hilos de la sociedad; la manipulación informativa. Como reconocen los mismos periodistas “deje que nosotros nos ocupemos de la opinión pública”.
A Doll's House when it first appeared in 1879 had shocked its first audiences with its radical insights into the social roles of husband and wife. Ibsen's portrayal of the caged ""songbird"", his flawed heroine,Nora, remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of the late-nineteenth century women. Nora and Torvald Helmer appear to share a happy, idealistic marriage and family life. However, this perfect image is in jeopardy when Nora's previous act of forgery is in danger of being revealed. The following incidents that ensue leads Nora to gradually realize that their marriage and lives has all been shaped by illusions, and she is soon left unsure about what is right and wrong. The play gradually builds to a climax when Nora rejects a smothering marriage and life in ""a doll's house."" With the intention to liberate herself from social construction she slams the front door at the end of the play and we realize that the romantic masquerade of their marriage is completely shattered.
A Doll’s House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on stage. The play ushered in a new social era and “exploded like a bomb into contemporary life”.
"The League of Youth" (1869) was Ibsen's first venture into realistic social drama and marks a turning-point in his style. By 1879, Ibsen was convinced that women suffer an inevitable violation of their personalities within the context of marriage. In "A Doll's House", he portrayed the wife struggling to break free: this was unheard of at the time and Ibsen's play caused a sensation. Continuing the theme of tensions within the family in "The Lady from the Sea", Ibsen put forward the view that freedom with responsibility might at least be a step in the right direction.
Le poesie, qui raccolte interamente, appartengono ad una fase letteraria precedente a quella del teatro.
'I'm going to find out – which of us is right, society or me.'Henrik Ibsen's three great 'problem plays', A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler, challenged the conventions of nineteenth-century society and sparked a revolution in European theatre. Their female protagonists, Nora Helmer, Helene Alving and Hedda Gabler, continue to exert their power over modern audiences.This volume brings together all three plays in sensitive and playable translations from the original Norwegian, along with a full introduction to Ibsen, his times and his work.The Drama Classic Collections bring together the most popular plays from a single author or a particular period. They offer students, actors and theatregoers a series of uncluttered, accessible editions, accompanied by comprehensive introductions. Where the originals are in English, there is a glossary of unfamiliar words and phrases. Where the originals are in a foreign language, the translations aim to be both actable and accurate – and are made by translators whose work is regularly staged in the professional theatre.
A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th-century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity." In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play for that year. UNESCO has inscribed Ibsen's autographed manuscripts of A Doll's House on the Memory of the World Register in 2001, in recognition of their historical value.
Casa de muñecas es una obra dramática de Henrik Ibsen. Su obra teatral se estrenó el 21 de diciembre de 1879 en el Det Kongelige Teater de Copenhague. Su título original en noruego es Et dùkkehjem.
A Doll’s House is a comedy in three acts in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The work is significant for its critical attitude towards the 19th century marriage norms. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that “a woman can not be herself in modern society”, since it is “an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint”.
The present book titled 'Ghosts: A Domestic Tragedy in Three Acts' is originally a play in three acts written by famous Norwegian playwright and author Henrik Ibsen.
The present book 'Early Plays — Catiline, the Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans' is a collection of some of the early works of the renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. This volume is a part of the Scandinavian Classics series.
How is this book unique?Font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged (100% Original content)IllustratedAbout Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen"The innovative dramas of Henrik Ibsen created a sensation among 19th-century audiences with their mordant attacks on social conventions. Among the finest of these ground-breaking works was Ghosts, first performed in 1881. In it, the playwright assailed the hypocrisy of moral codes, offering a daring treatment of such then-taboo issues as infidelity, venereal disease, and illegitimacy. Ibsen substituted the modern scientific idea of heredity for the ancient Greek concept of fate, exposing hidden sins of the past as the roots of corruption.The sins of the past are at the heart of the play, whose haunted heroine, Mrs. Helen Alving, has accepted her pastor's counsel and endured her husband's many infidelities in silence. Ten years after Alving's death, she is to dedicate an orphanage in his memory. Her son Oswald, kept innocent of his father's profligacy, returns home for the dedication. Oswald's attraction to the housemaid — in reality, his half-sister — conjures up the ghost of his parents' unhappy marriage. This disastrous romance, along with Oswald's increasing symptoms of the venereal disease inherited from his father, force Mrs. Alving to confront her own ""ghosts.""A powerful and engrossing psychological drama, Ghosts serves as an excellent entrée to Ibsen's other works and helps confirm his status as ""the father of modern drama."""
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Ibsen’s last play and his most confessional work, it is an examination of the problem that had obsessed him throughout his career: the struggle between art and life. Arnold Rubek, a famous sculptor, is vacationing at a mountain resort. There he meets Irene von Satow, a former model of his, whose love he had rejected years ago because of his plan to consecrate his life to his art.