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by David Eldridge,Henrik Ibsen

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Author: David Eldridge,Henrik Ibsen
ISBN: 0413775755
ISBN13: 978-0413775757
Language: English
Publisher: Methuen Drama (April 19, 2007)
Pages: 128
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The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. It tells the story of Gregers Werle, a young man who returns to his hometown after an extended exile and is reunited with his boyhood friend Hjalmar Ekdal. Over the course of the play, the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals' apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers, who insists on pursuing the absolute truth, or the 'Summons of the Ideal'. Among these truths: Gregers' father impregnated his servant Gina, then married her.

David Eldridge's new version of Ibsen's classic, published to tie-in with the production at the Donmar Warehouse, London

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Gardataur
The image of the book is not the correct one. I ordered the Easton Press "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written" leather-bound collector's edition and that is what I received. I have been a fan of Henrik Ibsen's work since I first read "A Doll's House" when I was ten years old, thanks to my uncle who cultivated a love for more sophisticated reading material. I have many of Ibsen's works in my home library and when I saw this collection of three of his plays: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, and Hedda Gabler, I was more than happy to order it.

The translation here is by William Archer, and the book contains an introduction by John Gassner, and illustrations by Fredrik Matheson. This is the 1979 Easton Press edition and comes with the signature moire endpapers, satin page marker, and gilt details on the covers and spine that have made the Easton Press editions true collector's editions that have withstood the test of time and will enhance any collector's library. I have yet to be disappointed in one of these beautiful editions.
Balladolbine
So totally facile to mark these Amazon generated tickboxes. Few who read Ibsen also read the tabloids - okay, my gripe against Amazon’s desire to dumb us all down is over.
I bought this because I plan to visit my grandmother’s country of origin this year, Norway and as is my wont before travel I try and absorb as much of the culture, music, art and history of a country before traveling there.
I was amazed and delighted by how easy this play was to read, how contemporary it seemed and how very thought provoking.
If you’re hesitating, buy it, you won’t be disappointed ... now I want to read more.
Olma
People need to be warned whether there's violence or sex in a work of art? That's not healthy.
Yramede
Beautiful Book! Great Service!
Vinainl
Ibsen is regarded as one of the foremost 19th Century European playwrights. I don't quarrel with that. Be warned, however, that the subject matter of this particular script makes Chekov seem almost sunny. This is a story about a young man, badly scarred by his own family, who sets out to spread the misery around. He succeeds.
Dusar
THIS STARK PLAY, WRITTEN AT THE END OF IBSEN’S MIDDLE PERIOD, REPRISES SIMILAR THEMES: A PHILANDERING FAMILY MAN, AN ESTRANGED FATHER AND SON, AND THE QUESTIONABLE PARENTAGE OF A MAID’S DAUGHTER. CURIOUSLY ENOUGH THE TITLE CHARACTER--A WOUNDED WILD DUCK, TEMPORARILY TAMED AND LIVING IN AN ATTIC—IS NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN ON STAGE, JUST REFERENCED IN MANY CONVERSATIONS AND POSSIBLY HEARD QUACKING.

ACT ONE REVEALS OLD WOUNDS AND THE REASON WHY THE EKDAL FAMILY STRUGGLES WITH POVERTY AND LINGERING SOCIAL HUMILIATION. FORMER BUSINESS PARTNERS IN THE “WORKINGS” UP IN THE NORTHERN FOREST, TWO OLD MEN HAVE REASONS TO AVOID EACH OTHER, BUT IT IS WEALTHY WERLE WHOSE GUILTY CONSCIENCE GOADS HIM INTO SURREPTITIOUSLY HELPING THE EKDALS WHEN HE CAN. HIS FORMER MAID, GINA, NOW MARRIED TO A MODESTLY SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHER NAMED HJALMAR, IS A GREAT HELP TO HER HUSBAND. THEIR ALMOST 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, HEDVIG, IS DEVOTED TO HER FATHER--BUT LIVES IN BLISSFUL IGNORANCE OF HER DUBIOUS PARENTAGE. ALSO SHE, LIKE OLD WERLE, IS LOSING HER EYESIGHT—A PAINFUL MEDICAL FATE WHICH HER PARENTS PATHETICALLY SHIELD HER FROM.

AS THE ACTS UNFOLD AND MORE OF THE PAST IS REVEALED THE CONTROVERSY DEEPENS. WE WONDER IF HEDVIG WILL SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE OR IF HJALMAR WILL SHOOT HIMSELF WITH HIS FATHER’S UBIQUITOUS OLD PISTOL. THEN GREGERS, AN OLD SCHOOL CHUM, RETURNS TO THE TOWN BUT REFUSES TO LIVE WITH HIS FATHER, WERLE. NAIVELY DETERMINED TO MAKE AMENDS (WITH INFORMATION IF NOT MONEY) GREGER'S MOTIVES ARE PRAISEWORTHY, BUT COME AT THE WRONG TIME. (AS IF THERE IS EVER A GOOD TIME TO INFORM A MAN THAT HE MAY NOT BE HIS DAUGHTER’S FATHER AFTER ALL...) HOW CAN HEDVIG BEST PROVE TO HJALMAR THAT SHE IS STILL HIS ADORING DAUGHTER? WHO MUST LEAVE THE BEDRAGGLED NEST TO RESTORE PEACE IN THEIR HUMBLE HOME? BETWEEN A MEDDLING FRIEND AND THE PROTAGONIST’S HOPELESS SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL AND PURSUIT OF AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IS INEXORABLY PLAYED OUT.

IN SOME WAYS POOR HEDWIG HERSELF MAY BE CONSIDERED A HUMAN VERSION OF THE CAPTIVE WILD DUCK, WHILE HER CONFLICTED FATHER IS DEEMED A PATHETIC ONE BY AN ERSTWHILE FRIEND. ALTHOUGH THE FAMILY KEEPS THE LIGHT OUT OF THE ATTIC AT WILL, THEY PROVE HELPLESS TO RAISE THEIR DAUGHTER IN TOTAL IGNORANCE OF THE LIGHT OF PAINFUL TRUTH. GRIPPING AND TOUCHING THIS DRAMA’S CENTRAL CONFLICT REVOLVES AROUND THE INABILITY OF MEN WITH ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENTS, WITH IDEALS OF THE SOUL, TO SUCCEED IN A WORLD DOMINATED BY SELF-SEEKING MANIPULATORS AND NAÏVE MEDDLERS. THE TRUTH CAN KILL OR MAIM THE SURVIVORS FOR LIFE.
Road.to sliver
I ordered the Easton Press "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written" leather-bound collector's edition and that is what I received. I have been a fan of Henrik Ibsen's work since I first read "A Doll's House" when I was ten years old, thanks to my uncle who cultivated a love for more sophisticated reading material. I have many of Ibsen's works in my home library and when I saw this collection of three of his plays: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, and Hedda Gabler, I was more than happy to order it.

The translation here is by William Archer, and the book contains an introduction by John Gassner, and illustrations by Fredrik Matheson. This is the 1979 Easton Press edition and comes with the signature moire endpapers, satin page marker, and gilt details on the covers and spine that have made the Easton Press editions true collector's editions that have withstood the test of time and will enhance any collector's library. I have yet to be disappointed in one of these beautiful editions.
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