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The Lady From the Sea

The Lady From the Sea
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated by: Kenneth McLeish
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 125
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1854594931
ISBN-13: 9781854594938
Cast Size: 3 female, 5 male

About the Play:

The Lady From the Sea is a full-length drama by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Kenneth McLeish, with a full introduction by Stephen Mulrine, biography and suggestions for further reading.

One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology. Ellida Wangel cannot give herself fully to her husband because she is overwhelmed by memories of the past and her attraction to the ocean. Will she suffocate on dry land, or find freedom across the sea?

The Lady From the Sea was first staged circa 1888.

Cast: 3 female, 5 male

About the Author:

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is one of the most-performed dramatists in the world. He is revered in Norway as its most famous author and a national symbol, even though he spent much of his life abroad in Italy and Germany. He was largely responsible for the rise of realism in the theatre. In works that possess revelatory power Ibsen challenged his audiences to question conventional morality and social conditions. Often controversial, his works were deeply unsettling to many of his Victorian contemporaries. He is now widely regarded as the "father of modern drama" and one of the greatest dramatists who ever lived.

Kenneth McLeish (1940-1997) was the most widely respected and prolific translator of drama in Britain. His output included all 47 of the surviving classical Greek plays, most of Ibsen and Feydeau, as well as individual plays by Plautus, Moliere, Jarry, Strindberg, Horvath and Labiche.