Henrik Ibsen: Nine full-cast BBC radio dramatisations

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Henrik Ibsen: Nine full-cast BBC radio dramatisations by Henrik Ibsen


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9781787537071
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Often described as 'the father of realism', Henrik Ibsen was a pioneer of modernist drama. He influenced playwrights as diverse as George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, and is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.

Included in this collection are adaptations of his tragicomic masterpiece The Wild Duck, his complex and compelling play Rosmersholm, the epic drama Brand and the tragedy John Gabriel Borkman. Ibsen's A Doll's House is relocated to 1879 India in Tanika Gupta's Audio Drama Award-winning dramatisation, while the provocative and scandalous Ghosts is adapted by Richard Eyre, with the cast of his Olivier Award-winning Almeida Theatre production.
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Often described as 'the father of realism', Henrik Ibsen was a pioneer of modernist drama. He influenced playwrights as diverse as George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, and is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.
Included in this collection are adaptations of his tragicomic masterpiece The Wild Duck, his complex and compelling play Rosmersholm, the epic drama Brand and the tragedy John Gabriel Borkman. Ibsen's A Doll's House is relocated to 1879 India in Tanika Gupta's Audio Drama Award-winning dramatisation, while the provocative and scandalous Ghosts is adapted by Richard Eyre, with the cast of his Olivier Award-winning Almeida Theatre production.

Also featured are vibrant dramatisations of Hedda Gabler, whose desperate heroine is trapped in a suffocating marriage; The Lady from the Sea, about a woman torn between security and passion; and An Enemy of the People, in which a whistleblower reveals an inconvenient truth and is vilified for it.

The casts of these stunning dramas include David Threlfall, Nicholas Farrell, Helen Baxendale, Indira Varma, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter.

The Wild Duck-
Translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
Solo flute played by Martin Feinstein
Rosmersholm
Translated by Frank McGuinness
Adapted and directed by Peter Kavanagh
Music composed and arranged by Marius Munthe-Kaas
Music supervisor- Giles Perring
Musicians- Gro Hole Austgulen (violin), Elin Kleppa Michalsen (violin), Anna Cecilia Johansson (viola), Olav Stener Olsen (cello)
Brand
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
Music composed and performed by Nicolai Abrahamsen
John Gabriel Borkman
Adapted by David Eldridge
Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production
A Doll's House
Adapted by Tanika Gupta
Directed by Nadia Molinari
Tabla Maestro- Shahbaz Hussain
Dancer- Anjum Malik

Ghosts
Adapted by Richard Eyre from a literal translation by Charlotte Barslund

Directed by Richard Eyre
Produced by Alison Hindell

Original sound design- John Leonard

Hedda Gabler
Translated and adapted by Helen Cooper
Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan

Music composed by Julie Cooper and performed by Julie Cooper (piano) and Justin Pearson (cello)

The Lady from the Sea
Translated by Robert Ferguson

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

An Enemy of the People
Translated by Michael Meyer
Adapted and produced by John Tydeman
ISBN:
9781787537071
Publication Date:
03 / 09 / 2020

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