Judgement Day

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging: various interior and exterior settings, can be simply staged

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

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.

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

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging:various interior and exterior settings, can be simply staged

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

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

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Also by Mike Poulton:

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

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