There will be an interesting workshop on Ibsen and philosophy at Temple University Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May, at the Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street, room 208. For the full program, click here. I will be giving a talk on Hedda Gabler on Friday 3 May.
Posts Tagged ‘theater’
7 September 2011
I am embarking on the Ibsen Ark! Off the east coast of Newfoundland, a group of committed theatre artists, actors and theatre students are spending three weeks immersing themselves in Ibsen. I am privileged to be able to go there to join forces with Juni Dahr, the great Norwegian Ibsen actress and her Visjoner Teater company, from September 9 to September 12. The event is organized by the English Theater at The National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada, in collaboration with Fogo Island Arts Corporation. I am also looking forward to seeing the land where the Vikings landed back in the 11th century!
I am thrilled to see that Jonathan Kent will be directing Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre in London. The production is scheduled to open in the Olivier Theatre on June 15, with Andrew Scott as Julian. This will be the UK premiere of this massive double play, originally written as a closet drama (a play intended to be read) in 1873. Here’s a link to a short article I wrote about Emperor and Galilean in 2006. The play is crucial to my understanding of Ibsen’s transformation of modern drama. I devote a whole chapter to it (chapter 6) in Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism.