Mordet på Henrik Ibsen- IN PERSON


Late autumn 1851: an innocent, young Henrik Ibsen arrives, unannounced in Bergen claiming he was employed by Ole Bull as the Norwegian Theatre's new playwright. This comes as a swift blow to the theatre's management, especially the artistic director, Herman Laading. As if as an affront to Laading's years of experience and education in the theatre, he must now find a way to work with this upstart, unknown nepotism hire, Henrik Ibsen.

This is the catalyst for a rather dramatic account of artistic failure, colliding artistic vision, dual lives, and a fight for life and death with the falling backdrop of the Norwegian, pre-independence Romantic era. 

This playful, poetic, and hilarious Norwegian time-gem will be a fun introduction to Ibsen during a lesser talked-about, but very important part of his professional career. We will likely spend half of the class reading and discussing the book, and another half learning about and reading more from Norway's most famous author, the founder of Modern Realism, and the most performed playwright after Shakespeare, himself.

Text: Mordet på Henrik Ibsen by Erlend O. Nødtvedt

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Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

April 8th - June 10th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

Event Properties

Event Date Sat-Apr-08-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date Sat-Jun-10-2023
Registration Start Date Wed-Mar-01-2023 10:00 am
Cut off date Sat-Apr-15-2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price $220.00
Location Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church

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