Peer Gynt and Ghosts

Text and Performance

  • Authors
  • Asbjørn Aarseth
Book

Part of the Text and Performance book series (TEPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Text

    1. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 11-15
    2. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 15-23
    3. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 24-31
    4. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 31-40
    5. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 40-50
    6. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 50-55
    7. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 56-62
    8. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 62-68
    9. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 69-75
  3. Performance

    1. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 76-86
    2. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 86-90
    3. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 91-95
    4. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 95-102
    5. Asbjørn Aarseth
      Pages 107-112
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book

Introduction

A study of two of Henrik Ibsen's most impressive and frequently- performed dramatic texts, the dramatic poem Peer Gynt and the concentrated prose play Ghosts, whose appearance caused an uproar when first performed. In the first half of the book, the author pays particular attention to the imagery patterns of Ibsen's language; Peer Gynt is considered in its cultural context, and Ghosts with reference to Ibsen's concept of drama. Recent productions of both plays are considered in detail, including the Young Vic production of Ghosts in 1986.

Keywords

drama Henrik Ibsen poem theatre

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