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.