• Hedda Gabler est une des cinq dernières pièces d'Ibsen. Écrite à Munich en 1890, peu de temps avant le retour définitif de l'auteur en Norvège, elle fut aussitôt traduite et publiée en plusieurs langues et montée, d'abord à Munich au début de 1891, puis à Londres et à Paris à la fin de l'année. Ibsen y a rompu avec les aspects symboliques ou mystiques de pièces comme Rosmersholm : "J'ai essayé de décrire des êtres humains aussi exactement que possible, de façon aussi détaillée que possible, rien d'autre [...] ; on trouvera peut-être quelque chose de révolutionnaire dans ce drame mais c'est une chose qui demeure à l'arrière-plan."
    La pièce a séduit bien des metteurs en scène ; il suffit de citer ici Lugné-Poe, Georges Pitoëff et Raymond Rouleau.
    Altier et énigmatique, le personnage de Hedda a aussi tenté bon nombre de comédiennes, comme Marguerite Jamois, Ingrid Bergman et Delphine Seyrig (à la télévision) ; il reste un des grands rôles et une des grandes et sombres destinées du théâtre d'Ibsen.

  • Dans une mise en scène de Jean-François Sivadier : du 7 au 15 mars à la MC2 Grenoble, du 10 mai au 15 juin au théâtre de l'Odéon (Paris).
    Les frères Tomas et Peter Stockmann se ressemblent comme le jour à la nuit. Ensemble, ils ont pourtant fondé l'"établissement des bains" d'une petite ville portuaire du sud de la Norvège. Tomas, médecin intègre, mesure la qualité des eaux. En tant que maire, Peter compte sur la prospérité de la station thermale pour asseoir son pouvoir. Quand les eaux s'avèrent contaminées par la tannerie locale, les masques tombent. Le médecin croit devoir la vérité au peuple quand le politicien ne songe qu'à défendre ses intérêts. Le socle d'une pure tragédie ? Henrik Ibsen maintient sa fable sur une crête plus ambigüe. Autour de la fratrie déchirée, les citoyens papillonnent, hésitent et bifurquent jusqu'à la bouffonnerie. Quant à nous, c'est entre la consternation et le rire franc que nous balançons.

  • Gregers Werle, homme idéaliste, revient dans sa ville natale après un long exil, et se trouve mêlé aux affaires d'une étrange famille, causant des résultats désastreux. Les secrets qui se cachent derrière la façade du foyer apparemment heureux des Ekdal se dévoilent peu à peu à lui...

  • Après l'incendie de sa maison et la mort de ses enfants, le constructeur Solness va-t-il être capable de revivre grâce à la jeunesse qui frappe à sa porte, comme un rêve? ...
    4 hommes, 3 femmes / durée : 3 h

  • In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner's struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man's reputation, while in The Wild Duck (1884) an idealist, believing he must tell the truth at any cost, destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend's marriage. And Hedda Gabler (1890) portrays an unhappily married woman who is unable to break free from the conventional life she has created for herself, with tragic results for the entire family.

  • Ibsen's greatest late plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.

    This volume includes The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman and When We Dead Awaken - Ibsen's last four plays, written when he was an old man and had recently returned to Oslo after decades of self-imposed exile. In The Master Builder, a married, middle-aged architect whose best years are behind him becomes bewitched by a strange young woman who claims to have known him for years. A sudden death in Little Eyolf is the catalyst that drives a couple into a greater understanding of themselves and their flawed marriage. In John Gabriel Borkman, a banker recently released from prison must choose between his wife and her sister, his first true love. And in When We Dead Awaken, a sculptor on holiday is reunited with the woman who inspired his greatest art.

    The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. All the plays have been freshly translated by leading translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. This volume includes a fascinating introduction by Toril Moi on the themes of death and human limitation in the plays, and additional editorial apparatus by Tore Rem.

    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. He was born in the small Norwegian town of Skien and started writing plays from an early age. In 1864 he left Norway for a 21-year long voluntary exile in Italy and Germany. After successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, he turned to prose, writing his great 12-play cycle of society dramas between 1877 and 1899. This included The Pillars of Society, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People,The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, The Lady from the Sea, Hedda Gabler,The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, and, finally,When We Dead Awaken. Ibsen returned to Norway in 1891 and died there at the age of seventy-eight.

    Barbara J. Haveland and Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife are both freelance literary translators.

    Toril Moi is Professor of English, Theater Studies and Philosophy at Duke University. Her books include Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism (2006).

    Tore Rem is Professor of British literature at the University of Oslo and author of Henry Gibson/Henrik Ibsen (2006).

  • Ein packender PsychoThriller mit schockierendem Ende.

  • Anglais Peer Gynt

    Henrik Ibsen

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and the complete text, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by leading experts in the field, are accurate and above all actable. The editions of English-language plays include a glossary of unusual words and phrases to aid understanding. Peer Gynt, Ibsen's mighty epic, is by turns fantastic and tragic. Despite Peer's quest for absolute purity he repeatedly falls for the fleshy temptations of compromise, as he swaggers and seduces his way from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back. Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.

  • A new Penguin edition of Ibsen's two great verse plays, in masterful versions by one of our greatest living poets, Geoffrey Hill. These two powerful and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen made his reputation as a playwright. The fantastical adventures of the irrepressible Peer Gynt - poet, idler, procrastinator, seducer - draw on Norwegian folklore to conjure up mountains, kidnappings, shipwrecks and trolls in an exuberant examination of truth and the self; while Brand, an unsparing vision of an idealistic priest who lives by his steely faith, explores free will and sacrifice. This volume brings together the poet Geoffrey Hill's acclaimed stage version of Brand with a new poetic rendering of Peer Gynt, published for the first time.This Penguin edition includes an interview with Geoffrey Hill about recreating Ibsen in English, an introduction by Janet Garton and editorial materials by Tore Rem.

  • lecture numérique.





    Mariage d'Amour ou Mariage arrangé ?



    Voilà la question centrale de cette magnifique pièce de théâtre de Henrik Ibsen, auteur norvégien. Il est l'un des plus grands dramaturges du XIX

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    siècle. Cependant, lors de sa publication, ce texte provoqua un véritable scandale en raison de son caractère immoral pour l'époque et l'auteur préféra choisir l'exil. Il ne rentrera en Norvège que vingt-sept ans après, tout auréolé de sa renommée internationale.

  • Une maison de poupée

    Henrik Ibsen

    • Bookelis
    • 10 Décembre 2018

    Une maison de poupée (Et Dukkehjem) est une pièce de théâtre du dramaturge norvégien Henrik Ibsen, créée en 1879. Elle est inscrite au registre international Mémoire du monde de l'UNESCO.
    Présentation
    | Nora, personnage principal de la pièce, est mariée depuis huit ans à Torvald Helmer, un directeur de banque avec lequel elle a eu trois enfants. Le rôle de Nora dans son mariage consiste en celui d'une simplette : son mari ne cesse de l'appeler son alouette ou son petit écureuil , elle n'est pas prise au sérieux par son mari et superficiellement, elle ne se prend pas au sérieux. Helmer se contente de lui donner des directives. Cela sans méchanceté aucune de la part de Helmer, qui considère simplement que c'est le rapport normal entre hommes et femmes, comme le veut l'opinion de son époque.
    À la suite d'une maladie de son mari, le médecin annonce à Nora que le seul moyen de sauver ce dernier est de l'emmener faire un voyage en Italie où le repos lui apportera la guérison...|
    |Source Wikipédia|

  • Master Builder Halvard Solness is an ageing architect who has not achieved what he wanted, neither in art nor in love. He fears and bullies his juniors, and thinks he is going mad. His wife and mistress try to care for him as best they can, without themselves getting hurt in return. The situation is further fraught by the arrival of young and seductive Hilda Wangel, who also plays a part in Ibsen's previous drama "The Lady from the Sea."

  • In Henrik Ibsen's play "Little Eyolf" we meet Alfred Allmer and his wife Rita, whose marriage and relationship has been strained ever since their son, Eyolf, fell from a table as an infant and became lame. Alfred has been burying himself in work, writing his philosophical thesis on 'human responsibility'. Meanwhile, Rita still feels a lot of desire towards Alfred and is jealous of everyone who comes near him. But when little Eyolf is lured away by the Rat-Wife and drowns in a lake, the couple must learn how to be husband and wife all over again.

  • Master Builder Halvard Solness is an ageing architect who has not achieved what he wanted, neither in art nor in love. He fears and bullies his juniors, and thinks he is going mad. His wife and mistress try to care for him as best they can, without themselves getting hurt in return. The situation is further fraught by the arrival of young and seductive Hilda Wangel, who also plays a part in Ibsen's previous drama "The Lady from the Sea."

  • In Henrik Ibsen's play "Little Eyolf" we meet Alfred Allmer and his wife Rita, whose marriage and relationship has been strained ever since their son, Eyolf, fell from a table as an infant and became lame. Alfred has been burying himself in work, writing his philosophical thesis on 'human responsibility'. Meanwhile, Rita still feels a lot of desire towards Alfred and is jealous of everyone who comes near him. But when little Eyolf is lured away by the Rat-Wife and drowns in a lake, the couple must learn how to be husband and wife all over again.

  • Une maison de poupée Dans cette maison où la femme est et n'est qu'une poupée, les hommes sont des pantins, veules et pleutres. Sans doute Nora incarne-t-elle une sorte de moment auroral du féminisme, alors qu'être, c'est sortir, partir. Et Ibsen, grâce à ce chef-d'oeuvre, accède au panthéon de la littérature mondiale. Mais si sa poupée se met, sinon à vivre, du moins à le vouloir, au point de bousculer au passage l'alibi de l'instinct maternel, c'est qu'autour d'elle les hommes se meurent. Ibsen exalte moins Nora qu'il n'accable le mari, l'avocat Helmer, ou Krogstad par qui le chantage arrive.

    Introduction et traduction nouvelle de Marc Auchet.

  • Rosmer, ancien pasteur, est éprouvé par le suicide de sa femme. Son beau-frère lui fait rencontrer Rebekka, dont Rosmer tombe amoureux. Il découvre pourtant qu'elle est à l'origine de ce décès tragique afin de pouvoir vivre au manoir de Rosmersholm.
    Personnages : 2 femmes, 4 hommes / durée : 2 h.

  • Une nouvelle traduction qui met en valeur l'écriture d'Ibsen dans sa plus célèbre pièce, où Nora, femme mariée, se retrouve acculée à quitter son mari et son foyer. Fuite ou acte enfin libératoire ? Personnages : 4 femmes, 4 hommes et 3 enfants (rôles muets) / durée : 1 h 45.

  • Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel's version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in September 2008, to celebrate the theatre's birthday, eighty years after the Gate's inaugural production of Ibsen's Peer Gynt.

  • Anglais Ghosts

    Ibsen Henrik

    Norway, 1881. Mrs. Alving is ecstatic when her son Osvald visits after many years abroad. He has returned to celebrate the heroic memory of his dead father. But within hours of Osvald's homecoming his mother is forced to unearth the past and reveal its terrifying ghosts.Rebecca Lenkiewicz's version of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, or Those Who Return, premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in a co-production with ATC in July 2009.

  • John Gabriel Borkman, wealthy, powerful, revered, sacrificed love for success and was handsomely rewarded. Now, disgraced and destitute after financial scandal and a jail sentence, he paces out each day alone, planning his comeback. Downstairs, his wife, Gunhild, lives a parallel existence, plotting for their son to restore the family's reputation. But with the arrival of Gunhild's twin sister Ella, the woman whose love Borkman gave away, the claustrophobic stasis is shattered once and for all.

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