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Ghosts - Full Length Play, Drama

Ghosts

Richard Harris, Henrik Ibsen, J. Basil Cowlishaw

Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573019692

Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Richard Harris
From a translation by J. Basil Cowlishaw

It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with P…

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Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - A garden room

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It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. In a rigidly structured society the consequences are nothing short of disastrous. Ibsen's Ghosts, in Richard Harris's accomplished new version, offers a bleak view of the human condition.
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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off on extended travels in Europe, beginning a self-imposed exile that ... view full profile

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