The Wild Duck: A New Translation, the Writing of the Play, Criticism

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Norton, 1968 - Fiction - 226 pages
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Edited and translated by Kai Jurgensen and Robert Schenkkan, this edition of The Wild Duck for performance and study has been translated by John Simon and features a sixteen-page introduction, a list of principal dates in the life of Ibsen, and a selected bibliography.

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

The Wild Duck is something of a curiosity in Ibsen's career in that its central message appears to contradict the ethos that Ibsen usually espouses. What are we to make of a play in which the most ... Read full review

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User Review  - Issa - Goodreads

I admit that I've just read it quickly in some scenes, but I could take some grasp of it. I found it uninteresting. It's like a gossip show. Read full review

About the author (1968)

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.

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