Ghosts, or, Those who return

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Faber and Faber, 2009 - Performing Arts - 86 pages
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Norway, 1881. Mrs. Alving is ecstatic when her son Osvald visits after many years abroad. He has returned to celebrate the heroic memory of his dead father. But within hours of Osvald's homecoming his mother is forced to unearth the past and reveal its terrifying ghosts. Rebecca Lenkiewiczs version of Henrik Ibsens Ghosts, or Those Who Return, premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in a co-production with ATC in July 2009.

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About the author (2009)

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.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz's first play, Soho - a Tale of Table Dancers, won a Fringe First at Edinburgh and opened the Arcola Theatre in 2001. The Night Season, which opened at the National Theatre in 2004, received the Critics' Circle's Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated for the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her Naked Skin premiered in the Olivier at the National Theatre in 2008. Other plays include Shoreditch Madonna, Blue Moon over Poplar (Soho Theatre), A Soldier's Tale (Old Vic), Invisible Mountains (National Theatre Education Department), Faeries (Royal Opera House), Justitia (Peacock Theatre), an adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Arcola Theatre), Fighting for Words and Caravan of Desire (both BBC Radio 4).

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