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.

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'Poulton is the adapter of the moment'


'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'

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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:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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