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Judgement Day
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848422414Publication Date:
17 Nov 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
The Print Room, London, 2011

Judgement Day

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Mike Poulton

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Adapted from When We Dead Awaken, the last play Henrik Ibsen wrote before his death. First staged in 1899, Ibsen's play is rarely performed, yet is one of his most extraordinary and deeply personal works.

Whilst holidaying with his young wife, the sculptor Rubek encounters his muse: a woman that he loved and left a lifetime ago. Over a series of heated encounters, the entire scroll of Rubek's life is unrolled in Ibsen's final – and most autobiographical – exploration of what it means to love and be loved.

Set within a mythical Nordic landscape, the play offers an explicit and merciless portrait of Ibsen as an ageing artist: restless with his art, his homeland and his married life.

Mike Poulton's play Judgement Day was first staged at The Print Room, London, in 2011.

Press Quotes

'Poulton is the adapter of the moment'

Observer

'Essential for anyone interested in Ibsen's progress, and also decline'

Daily Telegraph

'The dialogue is crammed with evocations of pain and terror, rendered with startling vividness in Poulton's text'

The Times

'Credit to writer Mike Poulton whose new version of the play gives human scale to a forbidding expedition'

Daily Mail
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848422414Publication Date:
17 Nov 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

Nora : A Doll's House
The Master Builder
The Lady from the Sea
Little Eyolf
Hedda Tesman
Ghosts
An Enemy of the People
Peer Gynt
Rosmersholm
The Wild Duck
Ibsen: Three Plays
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
Emperor and Galilean
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
An Enemy of the People
A Doll's House
Hedda
John Gabriel Borkman
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
John Gabriel Borkman
A Doll's House (Drama Classic)
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)
A Master Builder
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
Nora : A Doll's House (2019 edition)
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
The League of Youth

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Also by Mike Poulton:

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)
The Father
Rosmersholm
Wallenstein
Imperium: The Cicero Plays
Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Luise Miller
The York Mystery Plays
A Tale of Two Cities (stage version)
Morte d'Arthur (stage version)
Wolf Hall (stage version)
Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Don Carlos

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