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Ghosts

Richard Harris, Henrik Ibsen, J. Basil Cowlishaw

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 3m

Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Richard Harris
From a translation by J. Basil Cowlishaw

It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with P…

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. In a rigidly structured society the consequences are nothing short of disastrous. Ibsen's Ghosts, in Richard Harris's accomplished new version, offers a bleak view of the human condition.

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  • Gun Shots

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: A garden room

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2f, 3m
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Richard Harris

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then ...

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J. Basil Cowlishaw

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