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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the author of  A Doll’s HouseGhosts,  Hedda GablerBrand and  Peer Gynt among many others. Along with Chekhov his plays are revived more often than any other 19th-century writer.

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Brand
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Brand

Henrik Ibsen (adapted by Robert David MacDonald)
 
Robert David MacDonald’s majestic version of Ibsen’s poem-drama about the triumph of will over compromise. Brand, a fiery priest-hero, urges his flock to sacrifice their lives to save their souls.

Review
Marvellously effective new translation - Financial Times
Oberon Books | 978-1-87025-927-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Doll’s House, A
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Doll’s House, A

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 
This edition of Ibsen's revolutionary tale of Nora's awakening to her need for a life of her own is translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.

Also available in Ibsen: 3 Plays







Cast : 4M, 4F (3 children ; doubling required)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-236-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Emperor and Galilean
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Emperor and Galilean

Henrik Ibsen
 

Charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

Made Emperor, Julian attempts to abolish Christianity and restore the old gods. But met with fierce resistance, this great free-thinker becomes a tyrant more hated than his brutal predecessor, Constantius. And in arousing the Christians from their apathy he advances their cause, his life and death altering the course of history in stark opposition to his intent.

Ibsen’s little-known masterpiece sweeps across Greece and the Middle East from AD351, covering twelve crucial years in the history of civilisation.



Cast : 20M, 5F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-192-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Enemy of the People, An
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Enemy of the People, An

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen (translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
It’s boom time in the spa town. Investment in the public baths is paying off handsomely.  Visitor numbers have never been higher. But one man knows the toxic secret underlying the town’s newfound wealth. His concern is for the health of the people. So how can he be their enemy?

Written in response to the moral outcry against his play Ghosts, the power of Ibsen’s great drama lies in the determination of its central character, Dr Stockmann, to stand up for what he believes to be right - in the face of mounting political and social pressure to conform.  

Full of moral questions about a man’s responsibility to himself and his family, and debate about the individual’s place in society, An Enemy of the People is a play that speaks as loudly to today’s audience as it did to those who first saw it in 1882. 




Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-159-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Enemy of the People, An
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Enemy of the People, An

Henrik Ibsen in a version by Arthur Miller
 

Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

An Enemy of the People tells the story of an idealistic doctor, Stockmann, who discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated. As the citizens realise the financial implications, Stockmann comes under increasing pressure to keep silent. 

Review
'Written as a warning against the "swelling pre-fascist tide" of McCarthy's United States, Arthur Miller's adaptation ... emerges as a work that does magnificent service to Ibsen.' -  Times 
Cast : 13M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-011-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Ghosts
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Ghosts

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

A new translation of one of Ibsen's less-known plays. When her son, Oswald, comes back from Paris, Mrs Alving feels the ghosts of her past life returning to haunt them.

Translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine. Also available in Ibsen: 3 Plays.





Cast : 3M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-655-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Ghosts
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Ghosts

Adapted by Eamon Flack

Henrik Ibsen
 

Since the death of her charismatic but abusive husband, Helene Alving has been treading water in a sea of empty days. What keeps her going is a deeply held belief that salvation can only lie in telling her son Osvald the truth about his father. But when Osvald returns after living as an artist in France, he has his own truth to reveal: he is already living the consequences of his father’s life…

Ghosts outraged critics and thrilled audiences when it first premiered in 1882. Over a century later, Henrik Ibsen’s controversial masterpiece, adapted specially for Belvoir by Eamon Flack,  remains just as riveting and radical.

Reviews

'This is a blisteringly contemporary play.'  **** Ben Neutze, Daily Review

'Flack’s adaptation of Ibsen’s play is poignant and surprisingly timely.' **** Angus McPherson, Limelight

Cast : 2F, 3M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-131-5 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Ghosts
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Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen in a version by Richard Eyre
 
Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving’s dissolute life.

Regarded as one of the greatest plays by master dramatist Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts is a powerful, tragic family drama whose impact is just as strong over a century after it was written. A stinging rebuke to the morality of its time, the play’s core themes of parental guilt, family strife and the struggle to escape mistakes of the past resonate just as strongly today.
Cast : 3M; 2F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-063-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Ghosts
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Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen (translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
Oswald returns home from Paris to honour his dead father. As his mother begins to feel the presence of ghosts from the past around her, Oswald discovers that there is more to his mystery illness than he first thought.

Only by uncovering the truth can they both be set free ...
Cast : 3M, 2F
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-052-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Hedda
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Hedda

Henrik Ibsen (adapted by Lucy Kirkwood)
 
Hedda, still mourning for the father she adored, returns from honeymoon with a husband she doesn't love, to a flat and a pregnancy she doesn't want. Trapped by her past and terrified of her future, bored by her life but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. And in the end, something has to give ...

In this new version by Lucy Kirkwood, Ibsen's nineteenth-century heroine is relocated in present-day London to startling effect. Like a freshly cleaned old master, Hedda and her predicament emerge with new force and psychological thruth.

Review
'Ibsen's 19th-century masterpiece relocated thrillingly to London 2008... Kirkwood makes us believe absolutely in this modern-day world of mountainous mortgages and bitchy academia .'  London Evening Standard

Cast : 3M, 4F
Nick Hern Books  | 978-1-84842-020-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Hedda Gabler
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Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen in a version by Richard Eyre
 

Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

Arriving home after an extended honeymoon, Hedda Gabler struggles with an existence that is, for her, devoid of excitement and enchantment. Filled with a passion for life that cannot be confined by her marriage or 'perfect home', Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her...

Review
'Hedda is often regarded as the female Hamlet. But Eyre reminds us that it is a great polyphonic play as well as a commanding title-role.'  Guardian
Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-842-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Hedda Gabler
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Hedda Gabler

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

Restless and discontented in her marriage, Hedda Gabler is drawn to a former admirer, Lovborg, now a brilliant writer. But he is more taken with Hedda's old schoolfriend. Driven by jealousy, Hedda destroys Lovborg and his precious manuscript and finally, herself.

Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish. Also available in Ibsen: 3 Plays.




Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-184-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Hedda Gabler
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Hedda Gabler

OUT OF PRINT

Henrik Ibsen adapted by Andrew Upton
 


Hedda Gabler is a woman of spirit and guile, fighting to be more than someone's daughter and someone else's wife. But the seasons change, and her battles give way to an ominous composure as she prepares to transcend her imprisonment and determine her own fate.

Andrew Upton unravels the mystery of Ibsen's masterpiece and constructs a psychological thriller of cinematic intensity and power. His superb adaptation gives Australian readers a fresh and exciting insight into one of the great dramatic works of modern literature.

Resources
  •   Explore the production - In the Company of Actors website documents taking the STC production of the play to New York.
 
Cast : 3M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-752-4 | PB
Ibsen: 3 Plays
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Ibsen: 3 Plays

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

A collection of three of Ibsen's best-known, most-performed social 'problem' plays, all featuring female protagonists. Translated by Kenneth McLeish and Stephen Mulrine, with an extensive introduction, biographical notes and suggestions for further reading. Contains:

A Doll's House: Ibsen's proto-feminist classic about a woman's rejection of her husband's authority and awakening to her need for a life of her own.

Ghosts: When her son, Oswald, returns home from Paris, Mrs Alving feels the ghosts of the past returning to haunt them.

Hedda Gabler: Restless and discontented in her marriage, Hedda Gabler is drawn to a former admirer, Lovborg, now a brilliant writer. But he is more taken with Hedda's old schoolfriend. Driven by jealousy, Hedda destroys Lovborg and his precious manuscript and finally, herself.

The plays are also available individually.

Cast : A Doll's House - 4F, 4M (3 children) / Ghosts - 3M, 2F / Hedda Gabler - 2M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-846-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Ibsen: Three Major Plays
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Ibsen: Three Major Plays

When We Dead Waken / Rosmersholm / Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen (translated by David Rudkin)
 
The three plays in this volume are representative of Ibsen's extraordinary achievement as a playwright. 

Peer Gynt
Ibsen's great dramatic poem, presented here in the acclaimed translation used by the Royal Shakespeare Company for its 1982 production. 

Romersholm
Ibsen unmasks the moral evasions which prevent us from being truly free

When We Dead Waken
A figure from the past rises to haunt an ageing artist. These distinctive translations are accompanied by an introductory foreword and followed by notes on pronunciations and other details and aspects of Ibsen's original texts.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-233-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Ibsen: Two Plays
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Ibsen: Two Plays

Wild Duck, The / John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen (Peter Hall / Inga-Stina Ewbank)
 
Two stunning interpretations. 

The Wild Duck
Ibsen peels away fragile layers of the Ekdal family’s world to reveal underlying tragedy.

John Gabriel Borkman
A visionary banker and convicted embezzler, is obsessed with the power and glory of wealth.



Oberon Books | 978-0-94823-040-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
John Gabriel Borkman
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John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen in a version by Nicholas Wright
 

A version of Ibsen's penultimate play by Nicholas Wright, author of Vincent in Brixton and the stage version of His Dark Materials

John Gabriel Borkman, a former 'pillar of the community', has been in voluntary seclusion in an upstairs room since enduring a prison sentence for embezzlement. His wife, her twin sister, his son and even Borkman himself are all trapped in the suffocating atmosphere of this claustrophobic household.



Cast : 3M, 5F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-305-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
John Gabriel Borkman
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John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen
 

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play by Stephen Mulrine.

On the family estate outside Oslo at the turn of the 19th century, a man paces the floor in an upstairs room. This is John Gabriel Borkman, once a famous entrepreneur, now reduced to penury and self-doubt following a prison sentence for embezzlement. His wife, her twin sister and his son are all trapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere which has descended upon the household – and which can only lead to an explosion as the suffocation becomes unbearable...

Review
The writing is brilliantly allusive - Sunday Times

Cast : 3M, 5F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-735-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Judgement Day
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Judgement Day

A new version of Ibsen’s 'When We Dead Awaken'

Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Mike Poulton
 
Whilst holidaying with his young wife, Rubek encounters his muse: a woman that he loved and left a lifetime ago. What follows is a heartfelt examination of how Rubek has used these two. Over a series of heated encounters, the entire scroll of Rubek’s life is unrolled in Ibsen’s final - and most autobiographical - exploration of what it means to love and to be loved.

This is the last play Ibsen wrote before his death in 1906, and one of his most haunting and breathtaking pieces. A celebration of life and love, When We Dead Awaken is one of Ibsen’s most extraordinary and deeply personal works. Set within a mythical Nordic landscape, Mike Poulton’s version, Judgement Day, offers an explicit and merciless self-portrait of Ibsen as an ageing artist: restless with his art, his homeland, and his married life.



Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-241-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Lady from the Sea, The
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Lady from the Sea, The

Henrik Ibsen
 
A version by Pam Gems. The Lady From The Sea (1888) marked a turning-point in Ibsen’s writing career as it, and the plays that followed it, were more concerned with individual destinies than general moral or social principles. In this new translation, Pam Gems (best known for plays such as Piaf, Stanley, Camille and Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi) gives this classic drama a refreshing new life.

Review
Marvellously funny and touching Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times 



Cast : 5M, 3F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-207-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Lady from the Sea, The
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Lady from the Sea, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology dating from 1888.

Ellida Wangel cannot give herself fully to her husband because she is overwhelmed by memories of the past and her attraction to the ocean. Will she suffocate on dry land, or find freedom across the sea?

Translated by Kenneth McLeish, with a full introduction by Stephen Mulrine, biography and suggestions for further reading.



Cast : 5M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-493-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
League of Youth, The
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League of Youth, The

Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Andy Barrett
 

Bratsberg is a man of tradition. He thinks manners, knowledge and education are the foundations of a good society, but are his values dated? Monsen is an entrepreneur who believes success comes from hard work, but can he be trusted? Stensgard is a radical. He can see that change is beckoning and that he should be the man to drive progress forward. But when real power becomes a possibility how will he respond?

A play about political ambition and opportunism, the conflicts of class, the difficulties of breaking open long established systems, and the ways in which political expediency can lay waste to idealism.

Review
Andy Barrett’s new version does an excellent job… allows us, without pushing the point, to savour the topicality of a play in which principles are sacrificed for power -  Guardian



Cast : 9M, 4F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-188-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Master Builder, The
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Master Builder, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

Solness, the master builder of the title, is a self-made and successful businessman. He has stopped building the churches and towers of his youth in order to concentrate on ordinary houses for people, ever since the home his wife inherited burnt down with their own children inside. His guilty feelings of worthlessness spur him into absurd power struggles in his office, but he is forced to face his guilt when the provocative Hilde arrives with her story from the past...

Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.



Cast : 4M, 3F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-351-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Master Builder, The
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Master Builder, The

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
An enthralling new version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Ibsen’s late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

Review
A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood  -  Telegraph


Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-106-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Master Builder, The
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Master Builder, The

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
An enthralling new version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Ibsen’s late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

Review
A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood  -  Telegraph


Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-106-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Master Builder, The
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$21.95 inc GST

Master Builder, The

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
An enthralling new version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Ibsen’s late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

Review
A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood  -  Telegraph


Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-106-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Master Builder, The
$19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Master Builder, The

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
An enthralling new version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Ibsen’s late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

Review
A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood  -  Telegraph


Cast : 4M, 3F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-106-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Peer Gynt
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Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his hometown, Peer embarks on a wild and astonishing journey in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge.

This radical new co-production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music. Under the direction of Dominic Hill in a colourful new version from the writer of the Rep’s recent hit show Monkey, Peer Gynt finally brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies.

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the greatest works of modern literature.

Review
A brilliant reinvention that's both irreverent and profound . -  The Herald, Glasgow



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-806-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Peer Gynt
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Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his hometown, Peer embarks on a wild and astonishing journey in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge.

This radical new co-production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music. Under the direction of Dominic Hill in a colourful new version from the writer of the Rep’s recent hit show Monkey, Peer Gynt finally brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies.

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the greatest works of modern literature.

Review
A brilliant reinvention that's both irreverent and profound . -  The Herald, Glasgow



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-806-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Peer Gynt
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Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his hometown, Peer embarks on a wild and astonishing journey in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge.

This radical new co-production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music. Under the direction of Dominic Hill in a colourful new version from the writer of the Rep’s recent hit show Monkey, Peer Gynt finally brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies.

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the greatest works of modern literature.

Review
A brilliant reinvention that's both irreverent and profound . -  The Herald, Glasgow



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-806-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Peer Gynt
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Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen (Adapted by David Edgar)
 
Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his hometown, Peer embarks on a wild and astonishing journey in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge.

This radical new co-production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music. Under the direction of Dominic Hill in a colourful new version from the writer of the Rep’s recent hit show Monkey, Peer Gynt finally brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies.

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the greatest works of modern literature.

Review
A brilliant reinvention that's both irreverent and profound . -  The Herald, Glasgow



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-806-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Peer Gynt
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Peer Gynt

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

Ibsen's mighty epic, by turns fantastic and tragic. Despite Peer's quest for absolute purity he repeatedly falls for the fleshy temptations of compromise, as he swaggers and seduces his way from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back.

Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.




Cast : 18-32M, 10-13F (doubling required)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-435-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Rosmersholm
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Rosmersholm

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen
 

When Rosmer abandons his faith after the death of his wife, his former friends question his morality. But with guilty secrets and deception surrounding everyone, there are tragic results.

Translated by Kenneth McLeish, with an introduction by Stephen Mulrine.




Cast : 4M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-644-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Rosmersholm
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Rosmersholm

Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Mike Poulton
 
John Rosmer has resigned as parish priest following the death of his wife. But his increasingly liberal ideas make him an object of suspicion to the local worthies, who also disapprove of the presence in his house of a much younger woman, Rebecca West, formerly his wife’s companion. As their relationship deepens, they become more and more isolated leading them to decide that their spiritual union can only be consummated in a mutual suicide pact…
   
Mike Poulton’s previous stage adaptations include the enormously successful Don Carlos with Derek Jacobi and The Canterbury Tales for the RSC.



Cast : 4M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-596-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Wild Duck, The
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Wild Duck, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Henrik Ibsen (translated by Stephen Mulrine)
 
A powerfully dramatic social and psychological examination of the boundaries of emotional fulfillment. Misunderstood by critics and audiences when first produced in 1885, the play is now considered one of Ibsen’s more important works.







Cast : 9M, 3F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-654-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB