The Lady from the Sea

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Nick Hern, 2001 - Drama - 127 pages
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One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology.

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.

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

With The Lady from the Sea, we see two unusual marriages, both in the story and in the content of the play. In the story, there is the struggling marriage of Dr Wangel and Ellida, the two protagonists ... Read full review

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User Review  - Realini - Goodreads

The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen In Le Got des autres the hero is Castella. This Is an exceptional comedy, where on one side we have actors, who know about Ibsen and on the other- Castella who ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realistic plays with contemporary settings, the most famous of which are A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway in 1906.

The late Kenneth McLeish studied Classics and Music at Worcester College, Oxford. After starting as a schoolteacher, he became a full-time translator, author and dramatist. His original plays and his translations from ancient drama, as well as from Strindberg, Ibsen and Feydeau, have been widely performed, most notably by the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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