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:

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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