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  • Author:
    Henrik Ibsen
  • ISBN:
    156663170X
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    978-1566631709
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    Ivan R. Dee (September 1, 1997)
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    146 pages
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Series: Plays for Performance Series. Hardcover: 113 pages. Another brilliant play by Ibsen. Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (March 1, 1994). Next to 'The Wild Duck', this is my favourite Ibsen's play so far. I like it more than 'Ghosts' and 'Peer Gynt' because of the intense theme behind it. A man with a Viking's spirit and a robust conscience will do things as he pleases and without remorse even if others suffer for his action. He is an amoral hedonistic man who is a menace to his family and to society at large

The Wild Duck (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is considered the first modern masterpiece in the genre of tragicomedy

The Wild Duck (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is considered the first modern masterpiece in the genre of tragicomedy. The Wild Duck and Rosmersholm are "often to be observed in the critics' estimates vying with each other as rivals for the top place among Ibsen's works. Håkon Werle, a wholesale merchant. Gregers Werle, his son. Old Ekdal, the former business partner of Håkon Werle. Hjalmar Ekdal, Old Ekdal's son, a photographer.

LibriVox recording of The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen. Read by volunteer readers. The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex

LibriVox recording of The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen. The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. It tells the story of Gregers Werle, a young man who returns to his hometown after an extended exile and is reunited with his boyhood friend Hjalmar Ekdal. Over the course of the play, the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals' apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers, who insists on pursuing the absolute truth, or the "Summons of the Ideal".

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Instrumental Christmas Music with Fireplace 24/7 - Merry Christmas!

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This page contains details about the Fiction book The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen . The Wild Duck (Plays for Performance Series).

This page contains details about the Fiction book The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen published in 1885. This book is the 883rd greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. The Wild Duck (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often con troversial plays revolutionised European theatre

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often con troversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern dram a. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community. His centenary is celebrated in 2006. David Eldridge's plays include Summer Begins, Under the Blue Sky, Serving it up, A Week with Tony, Under the Blue Sky, . and Incompl ete and Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court, 2005).

Henrik Ibsen's play The Wild Duck, considered a masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, was premiered in January .

Henrik Ibsen's play The Wild Duck, considered a masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, was premiered in January 1885 at Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, Norway. This English translation by Stephen Mulrine is published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, with a full introduction. Cast: 3f 9m plus extras. Staging:2 interior sets. Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable). Apply for performing rights for this title. Series: Drama Classics.

From Richard Nelson's Introduction: "THE WILD DUCK is a play about family life twisted, bent, and knotted into perverse shapes. Everyone seems to have a lifetime's history with everyone else. Take just one character, Gregers Werle. There's his father with whom he has been estranged for many years, certainly since the death of his mother. There is Gina who as a maid helped look after the Werle house while Gregers' mother was dying; his mother accused Gina of have having an affair with Gregers' father. This we learn was untrue at the time, but prescient.

The only play in which Ibsen denies the validity of revolt, The Wild Duck suggest that under certain conditions, domestic falsehoods are entirely necessary to survival. In its open form, its harshly satirical tone, and its unresolved conclusion, the play contains the strongest criticism Ibsen ever directed against himself. Robert Brustein's new adaptation makes The Wild Duck beautifully playable for today's audiences.

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The image of the book is not the correct one. I ordered the Easton Press "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written" leather-bound collector's edition and that is what I received. I have been a fan of Henrik Ibsen's work since I first read "A Doll's House" when I was ten years old, thanks to my uncle who cultivated a love for more sophisticated reading material. I have many of Ibsen's works in my home library and when I saw this collection of three of his plays: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, and Hedda Gabler, I was more than happy to order it.

The translation here is by William Archer, and the book contains an introduction by John Gassner, and illustrations by Fredrik Matheson. This is the 1979 Easton Press edition and comes with the signature moire endpapers, satin page marker, and gilt details on the covers and spine that have made the Easton Press editions true collector's editions that have withstood the test of time and will enhance any collector's library. I have yet to be disappointed in one of these beautiful editions.
Skrimpak
So totally facile to mark these Amazon generated tickboxes. Few who read Ibsen also read the tabloids - okay, my gripe against Amazon’s desire to dumb us all down is over.
I bought this because I plan to visit my grandmother’s country of origin this year, Norway and as is my wont before travel I try and absorb as much of the culture, music, art and history of a country before traveling there.
I was amazed and delighted by how easy this play was to read, how contemporary it seemed and how very thought provoking.
If you’re hesitating, buy it, you won’t be disappointed ... now I want to read more.
ZEr0
People need to be warned whether there's violence or sex in a work of art? That's not healthy.
Gavirus
Beautiful Book! Great Service!
Diab
Ibsen is regarded as one of the foremost 19th Century European playwrights. I don't quarrel with that. Be warned, however, that the subject matter of this particular script makes Chekov seem almost sunny. This is a story about a young man, badly scarred by his own family, who sets out to spread the misery around. He succeeds.
Tenius
THIS STARK PLAY, WRITTEN AT THE END OF IBSEN’S MIDDLE PERIOD, REPRISES SIMILAR THEMES: A PHILANDERING FAMILY MAN, AN ESTRANGED FATHER AND SON, AND THE QUESTIONABLE PARENTAGE OF A MAID’S DAUGHTER. CURIOUSLY ENOUGH THE TITLE CHARACTER--A WOUNDED WILD DUCK, TEMPORARILY TAMED AND LIVING IN AN ATTIC—IS NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN ON STAGE, JUST REFERENCED IN MANY CONVERSATIONS AND POSSIBLY HEARD QUACKING.

ACT ONE REVEALS OLD WOUNDS AND THE REASON WHY THE EKDAL FAMILY STRUGGLES WITH POVERTY AND LINGERING SOCIAL HUMILIATION. FORMER BUSINESS PARTNERS IN THE “WORKINGS” UP IN THE NORTHERN FOREST, TWO OLD MEN HAVE REASONS TO AVOID EACH OTHER, BUT IT IS WEALTHY WERLE WHOSE GUILTY CONSCIENCE GOADS HIM INTO SURREPTITIOUSLY HELPING THE EKDALS WHEN HE CAN. HIS FORMER MAID, GINA, NOW MARRIED TO A MODESTLY SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHER NAMED HJALMAR, IS A GREAT HELP TO HER HUSBAND. THEIR ALMOST 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, HEDVIG, IS DEVOTED TO HER FATHER--BUT LIVES IN BLISSFUL IGNORANCE OF HER DUBIOUS PARENTAGE. ALSO SHE, LIKE OLD WERLE, IS LOSING HER EYESIGHT—A PAINFUL MEDICAL FATE WHICH HER PARENTS PATHETICALLY SHIELD HER FROM.

AS THE ACTS UNFOLD AND MORE OF THE PAST IS REVEALED THE CONTROVERSY DEEPENS. WE WONDER IF HEDVIG WILL SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE OR IF HJALMAR WILL SHOOT HIMSELF WITH HIS FATHER’S UBIQUITOUS OLD PISTOL. THEN GREGERS, AN OLD SCHOOL CHUM, RETURNS TO THE TOWN BUT REFUSES TO LIVE WITH HIS FATHER, WERLE. NAIVELY DETERMINED TO MAKE AMENDS (WITH INFORMATION IF NOT MONEY) GREGER'S MOTIVES ARE PRAISEWORTHY, BUT COME AT THE WRONG TIME. (AS IF THERE IS EVER A GOOD TIME TO INFORM A MAN THAT HE MAY NOT BE HIS DAUGHTER’S FATHER AFTER ALL...) HOW CAN HEDVIG BEST PROVE TO HJALMAR THAT SHE IS STILL HIS ADORING DAUGHTER? WHO MUST LEAVE THE BEDRAGGLED NEST TO RESTORE PEACE IN THEIR HUMBLE HOME? BETWEEN A MEDDLING FRIEND AND THE PROTAGONIST’S HOPELESS SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL AND PURSUIT OF AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IS INEXORABLY PLAYED OUT.

IN SOME WAYS POOR HEDWIG HERSELF MAY BE CONSIDERED A HUMAN VERSION OF THE CAPTIVE WILD DUCK, WHILE HER CONFLICTED FATHER IS DEEMED A PATHETIC ONE BY AN ERSTWHILE FRIEND. ALTHOUGH THE FAMILY KEEPS THE LIGHT OUT OF THE ATTIC AT WILL, THEY PROVE HELPLESS TO RAISE THEIR DAUGHTER IN TOTAL IGNORANCE OF THE LIGHT OF PAINFUL TRUTH. GRIPPING AND TOUCHING THIS DRAMA’S CENTRAL CONFLICT REVOLVES AROUND THE INABILITY OF MEN WITH ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENTS, WITH IDEALS OF THE SOUL, TO SUCCEED IN A WORLD DOMINATED BY SELF-SEEKING MANIPULATORS AND NAÏVE MEDDLERS. THE TRUTH CAN KILL OR MAIM THE SURVIVORS FOR LIFE.
Malak
I ordered the Easton Press "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written" leather-bound collector's edition and that is what I received. I have been a fan of Henrik Ibsen's work since I first read "A Doll's House" when I was ten years old, thanks to my uncle who cultivated a love for more sophisticated reading material. I have many of Ibsen's works in my home library and when I saw this collection of three of his plays: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, and Hedda Gabler, I was more than happy to order it.

The translation here is by William Archer, and the book contains an introduction by John Gassner, and illustrations by Fredrik Matheson. This is the 1979 Easton Press edition and comes with the signature moire endpapers, satin page marker, and gilt details on the covers and spine that have made the Easton Press editions true collector's editions that have withstood the test of time and will enhance any collector's library. I have yet to be disappointed in one of these beautiful editions.