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'

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:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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