Ghosts

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Nick Hern, 2002 - Drama - 109 pages

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

When her son, Oswald, comes back from Paris, Mrs Alving feels the ghosts of her past life returning to haunt them.

Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts was first staged in 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, in a production by a Danish company on tour. The play was first performed in Sweden at Helsingborg in August 1883.

This English version of the play, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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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.

Stephen Mulrine is a Glasgow-born poet and playwright who has written extensively for radio and television, and published many translations.

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