Ghosts

Cast: 2f 3m

Staging: Single interior (conservatory)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848420632Publication Date:
26 Sep 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780012636Publication Date:
14 Oct 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Almeida Theatre, London, 2013

Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Richard Eyre

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Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father.

But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving's dissolute life.

Richard Eyre's version of Ghosts was first staged at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2013.

This edition contains an introduction to the play by Richard Eyre.

Extra Content: read an edited version of Richard Eyre's introduction, reproduced in the Guardian, 20 September 2013.

Press Quotes

'Raw and unsparing, but also devastatingly true to the spirit of the original... theatre seldom, if ever, comes greater than this'

Sunday Telegraph

'Both humorous and deeply affecting... the most lucid and affecting version of the play I have ever seen'

Time Out

'Richard Eyre's new stripped-down 90-minute version has glories too many to list'

The Times

'Held me in its grip throughout... leaves one reeling'

Telegraph

'Glittering, dark... as fresh and unsettling as ever'

Financial Times

'Grabs you by the throat and never releases its grip... extraordinary'

Guardian

'Scaldingly intense... the inexorable build-up of tension is beautifully calibrated'

The Arts Desk

Cast: 2f 3m

Staging:Single interior (conservatory)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848420632Publication Date:
26 Sep 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780012636Publication Date:
14 Oct 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

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

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Also by Richard Eyre:

What Do I Know?
Little Eyolf
Talking Theatre
Conversations with Miller (Centenary Edition)
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)

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