John Gabriel Borkman
Paperback, 74 pages ISBN: 9781839041242Publication Date:
6 Oct 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 74 pages ISBN: 9781788506236Publication Date:
29 Sep 2022
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Bridge Theatre, London, 2022

John Gabriel Borkman (Bridge Theatre version)

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Lucinda Coxon

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John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, has been brought low by a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces alone in an upstairs room, bankrupt and disgraced, he is obsessed by dreams of his comeback.

Downstairs, his estranged wife plots the restoration of the family name. When her sister arrives unannounced, she triggers a desperate showdown with the past.

Henrik Ibsen's most contemporary play and his penultimate, John Gabriel Borkman is gripping, penetrating and savagely funny. This version by Lucinda Coxon premiered at the Bridge Theatre, London, in September 2022, directed by Nicholas Hytner, with a cast led by Clare Higgins, Simon Russell Beale and Lia Williams.

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'A staggering, dark portrayal of family dynamics that have been warped by misplaced values and the denial of love... full of difficult emotions and fierce feeling'

WhatsOnStage

'Weird, funny, bleak... a blackly humorous piquancy... [the play] has a whipsmart humour and wonderful momentum to it: a depiction of frozen lives finally experiencing one last calamitous thaw before the end of their days'

Time Out

'Riveting... a penetrating character study of highly flammable, alpha masculinity'

Guardian

'One of Henrik Ibsen's richest plays, full of penetrating sounds and images – and of writing that vaults... a remarkable study of a charismatic personality'

Observer

'Astonishing... the most dramatic passion we've seen on stage all year... Never a false note... shockingly funny... devastating one-liners... holds you riveted'

TheatreCat
Paperback,74 pages ISBN: 9781839041242Publication Date:
6 Oct 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,74 pages ISBN: 9781788506236Publication Date:
29 Sep 2022
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

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

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Also by Lucinda Coxon:

Herding Cats
Happy Now?
Alys, Always

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