The League of Youth
Paperback, 116 pages ISBN: 9781848421882Publication Date:
13 May 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Nottingham Playhouse, 2011

The League of Youth

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Andy Barrett

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Ibsen's political comedy in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

Bratsberg is a man of tradition. He thinks manners, knowledge and education are the foundations of a good society, but are his values dated? Monsen is an entrepreneur who believes success comes from hard work, but can he be trusted? Stensgard is a radical. He can see that change is beckoning and that he should be the man to drive progress forward. But when real power becomes a possibility how will he respond?

A play about political ambition and opportunism, the conflicts of class, the difficulties of breaking open long established systems, and the ways in which political expediency can lay waste to idealism.

Written as a response to political change in Norway, The League of Youth was Henrik Ibsen's first truly successful play, and is a clear precursor to The Pillars of Society, A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People. Its vivid characters are instantly recognisable as the prototypes for many of his greatest creations.

This English version by Andy Barrett was first staged at Nottingham Playhouse in 2011.

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'Andy Barrett's new version does an excellent job… allows us, without pushing the point, to savour the topicality of a play in which principles are sacrificed for power'


'A wonderful adaptation'

Left Lion

'Andy Barrett's new version brings fresh meaning to what I suspect is an impenetrable original'
Paperback, 116 pages ISBN: 9781848421882Publication Date:
13 May 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

An Enemy of the People
The Master Builder
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
A Doll's House
Emperor and Galilean
Nora : A Doll's House
An Enemy of the People
Little Eyolf
A Doll's House
A Master Builder
Ghosts (Drama Classics)
Ibsen: Three Plays
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classics)
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
The Lady from the Sea
Hedda Tesman
John Gabriel Borkman
The Wild Duck
Nora : A Doll's House (2019 edition)
Peer Gynt
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
Peer Gynt
Judgement Day
John Gabriel Borkman

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