The Lady from the Sea
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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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Review: The Lady from the SeaUser Review - Varsha Seshan - Goodreads
There are parts that I found stilted, but overall, I loved the pace and simplicity. Even though the theme of free will and the ability to make a choice is a common one, I liked the way this play dealt with it. Read full review
Review: The Lady from the SeaUser Review - Tehsin - Goodreads
The Lady from the Sea is probably the most spellbinding of all the plays by Ibsen, highly philospohical. One dialogue from this play virtually changed my life, The Lady from the Sea tells her husband, "You cannot monopolize my life." Read full review