Ibsen's Theatre of Ritualistic Visions: An Interdisciplinary Study of Ten Plays by Trausti OlafssonIbsen's Theatre of Ritualistic Visions: An Interdisciplinary Study of Ten Plays by Trausti Olafsson

Ibsen's Theatre of Ritualistic Visions: An Interdisciplinary Study of Ten Plays

byTrausti Olafsson

Paperback | February 27, 2008

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This book examines the ritualistic and mythological features derived from various religious traditions depicted in ten Ibsen plays. The worshipping of the Great Mother, the Mysteries of Eleusis, the Hebrew Passover Meal and Yom Kippur, alongside with the most sacred feasts of Christianity, are identi?ed in Ibsen’s texts in a way not discovered before. The outcome is a fascinating voyage through a landscape of ritualistic visions. Throughout the book the author illustrates how the plays contribute to the revival of the sacred in modernist theatre. Each chapter of the book contains a synopsis of the play interpreted, followed by a detailed analysis, which focuses on religious concepts and mythological elements incorporated in Ibsen’s texts.
The Author: Trausti Ólafsson was born in southern Iceland and educated in Prague, Reykjavík, Oslo, and in Norwich, England. At the University of East Anglia he wrote his thesis on Ibsen, on which this book is based. He has worked as a theatre director, and was the Artistic Director for Akureyri Theatre Company in Iceland for three year...
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Title:Ibsen's Theatre of Ritualistic Visions: An Interdisciplinary Study of Ten PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:5.91 × 8.66 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2008Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3039111345

ISBN - 13:9783039111343

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Contents: The following plays are interpreted: Emperor and Galilean, Brand, Peer Gynt, A Doll’s House, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, The Lady from the Sea, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, When We Dead Awaken.