Emperor and Galilean
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781848421929Publication Date:
16 Jul 2011
Size: 198mm x 128mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook, 160 pages ISBN: 9781780017501Publication Date:
5 May 2016
£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2011

Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Ben Power

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A thrilling version of Ibsen's epic play, charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

Made Emperor in Rome, Julian attempts to abolish Christianity and restore the old gods. But met with fierce resistance, this great free-thinker becomes a tyrant more hated than his brutal predecessor, Constantius. And in arousing the Christians from their apathy he advances their cause, his life and death altering the course of history in stark opposition to his intent.

Ibsen's little-known masterpiece sweeps across Greece and the Middle East from AD351, covering twelve crucial years in the history of civilisation. Completed and published in 1873, Emperor and Galilean was premiered in Leipzig in 1896.

This newly created version by Ben Power was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in June 2011, marking the first time that Emperor and Galilean had been performed on the stage in English. The production was directed by Jonathan Kent, with Andrew Scott as the Emperor Julian, and Ian McDiarmid as Maximus.

Press Quotes

'Skilfully edited three-and-a-half-hour version... I would urge anyone interested in Ibsen or the development of drama to see it'

Guardian

'Power's new and thankfully shortened version is a memorable event'

Sunday Times

'Surely no one could be unimpressed by Ben Power's pacey adaptation'

Official London Theatre
Paperback,160 pages ISBN: 9781848421929Publication Date:
16 Jul 2011
Size: 198mm x 128mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook,160 pages ISBN: 9781780017501Publication Date:
5 May 2016
£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

Judgement Day
Peer Gynt
A Doll's House
Rosmersholm
Hedda
Nora : A Doll's House
The Wild Duck
The Lady from the Sea
Hedda Gabler
The League of Youth
Hedda Gabler
The Lady From the Sea
Hedda Tesman
Little Eyolf
A Doll's House
The Master Builder
Ghosts
Peer Gynt
Ghosts
An Enemy of the People
A Master Builder
The Master Builder
John Gabriel Borkman
An Enemy of the People
Ibsen: Three Plays
Rosmersholm
An Enemy of the People
John Gabriel Borkman
Hedda Gabler
John Gabriel Borkman

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Also by Ben Power:

Six Characters in Search of an Author
A Tender Thing
Faustus

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