The League of Youth

The League of Youth


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The League of Youth is a play by Henrik Ibsen finished in early May 1869. It was Ibsen's first play in colloquial prose and marks a turning point in his style towards realism and away from verse. It was widely considered Ibsen's most popular play in nineteenth-century Norway. Though rooted in serious events of the time, the play was lauded for its natural and witty dialogue, cynical humour and farcical intrigue.
Taking a different tack than Ibsen's earlier political play The Pretenders, The League of Youth features a protagonist Stensgaard, who poses as a political idealist and gathers a new party around him, the 'League of Youth', and aims to eliminate corruption among the "old" guard and bring his new "young" group to power. In scheming to be elected, he immerses himself in social and sexual intrigue, culminating in such complexity that at the end of the play all the women whom he has at one time planned to marry reject him, his plans for election fail, and he is run out of town.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514390627
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/17/2015
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

HENRIK IBSEN (1828-1906) is the author of A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Brand, Peer Gynt and The Master Builder among
many others.

ANDY BARRETT’S work includes commissions from BBC Radio, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Church of England, Leicester Haymarket, Nottingham Playhouse, The National Trust, Nottingham University, and Amnesty International.

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