John Gabriel Borkman

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A&C Black, Feb 15, 2007 - Drama - 124 pages
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Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs, his family is trapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a household bound for explosion.

A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen's penultimate play paints a devastating picture of selfish ambition.

The play has its premiere in this new version by David Eldridge on 15 February 2007 at the Donmar Warehouse, London.

 

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Contents

Characters
4
Act One
5
Act Two
29
Act Three
56
Act Four
72
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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community. His centenary is celebrated in 2006.

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