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 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.

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:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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