The Lady from the Sea


The Lady From the Sea marked a turning point in Ibsen's writing career as it, and the plays that followed it, concerned more with individual destinies than with general moral or social principles.
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The Lady From the Sea marked a turning point in Ibsen's writing career as it, and the plays that followed it, concerned more with individual destinies than with general moral or social principles.
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"David Eldrige's new version of The Lady from the Sea (1888) is highly commendable - it's lucid, sufficiently lyrical and attentively colloquial but not showily, distractingly so."—Daily Telegraph "This fine new version of the text by David Eldridge keeps the language lyrical yet lean, laced with a mordant wit."—The Times (of  London) "David Eldridge's superb new version plunges headfirst into its strange Freudian depths without neglecting its sly humor. This is writing that is attuned to the tug of unspoken desire that threatens to drag us all under, but also to the embarrassing misunderstandings of everyday life. Encompasses all those familiar Ibsen themes: duty, responsibility, the position of women and how the past encroaches on the future."—The Guardian     
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408140925
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionized 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.  Translator David Eldridge has written plays including Market Boy (NT), Serving it Up, A Week with Tony, Under the Blue Sky, M.A.D. and Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court). He adapted Festen which was a smash-hit in 2004 .
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