Vildanden David Eldridge S New Version Of Ibsen S Classic, Published To Tie In With The Production At The Donmar Warehouse, LondonShould The Truth Be Pursued Whatever The Cost The Idealistic Son Of A Wealthy Businessman Seeks To Expose His Father S Duplicity And To Free His Childhood Friend From The Lies On Which His Happy Home Life Is Based

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama He is often referred to as the father of modern drama Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu

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  • Vildanden
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 9780413775757

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  1. says:

    Vildanden The Wild Duck, Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck an 1884 play, by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen Characters H kon Werle, a wholesale merchant Gregers Werle, his son Old Ekdal, the former business partner of H kon Werle Hjalmar Ekdal, Old Ekdal s son, a photographer Gina Ekdal, his wife Hedvig, their daughter, aged fourteen Mrs S rby, housekeeper and fiancee of H kon Werle Relling, a doctor, lives below the Ekdals Molvik, formerly a student of theology, lives below the Ekdals Pettersen, servant to H kon Werle Jensen, a hired waiter Mr Balle, a dinner guest Mr Flor, a dinner guest 1994 1372 207 1387 176 1394 2222 9786007806173 19 1379 174 964632830 .

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    If he loves The Wild Duck and he wishes he had written it, he wants to be Ibsen for just that moment, and dedicate his play to someone who s been kind to him, is that lying It isn t as bad as people doing work they have no respect for at all Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it s right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of recognition, as though they were creating it themselves, as though it were being created through them while they look at it or listen to it and, it shouldn t be sinful to want to have created beauty William Gaddis The Recognitions I didn t know that in Norway the meaning is lies and not ideals.There was no reason for me to know that but it seems important.People might walk around on top of colder ground or warmer underneath their many feet with a different person to other person language dictionary Gregers has a doorstop dictionary book It has fine print that all mean truth, justice and the way Your foot will have to be chopped off if he drops his word bombs on your life Or not, if your person to person dictionary has other words in it, powerful words Gregers If I should choose, I should like best to be a clever dog.Gina A dog Hedvig Involuntarily Oh, no Gregers Yes, an amazingly clever dog one that goes to the bottom after wild ducks when they dive and bite themselves fast in tangle and sea weed, down among the ooze.A long time ago Gregers started carrying his big book with him He didn t open it He slept with it, torched it in his heart and warmed himself His father, Werle, disobeyed the law of the word He slept with another under the house of his ailing wife He chased the housekeeper around the table until she gave in Gregers wrote in his book so he would not forget that his father massively dicked over Lieutenant Ekdal He takes his book with him to the works owned by his father and sells his silence to explode another day Mount I know better than you will erupt and it is a bitch to wipe ideals off all the mirrors in its kiss off lipstick.Son Ekdal, the man of the house Hialmar, is his ideal Man of his father s house, watching through a curtain for signs Father and son live by big word rituals Killing rabbits, felling trees, bring me a beer His sleeping dog that lies, his experiment, is the younger Ekdal Hialmar speaks a lot about his contentment, this so called great man as Gregers sees it He is a photographer who talks big words about some invention His wife, the housekeeper escaped from the prying mercy of a dirty old man, does all of the work Her husband loses his leash if she uses the wrong word This must be when he is reminded of her past as a housekeeper cleaning up rabies foam from stupid Werle senior He talks about his warm home, child bounding and big love, Ekdal junior The love of his life, his poor daughter Hedvig, doomed to loss of sight No need to tell her Stay with daddy, be loved She s big for her age of fourteen and she studies pictures in books and imagines herself at the depths of the sea The girl was onto something, drowning in the words with no meaning to her I hated them for her They had big books with no pictures for anyone else and big words like something Bobby Brown would dance around Punch you in the face If I were sitting at their table I would have seen lies than anyone Gina may or may not have fucked before she got together with her husband.Gregers Not exactly to that I don t say that your wing has been broken but you have strayed into a poisonous marsh, Hialmar an insidious disease has taken hold of you, and you have sunk down to die in the dark.Greger s leaves his book in dresser drawers in hotels for prostitutes and married men to find He opens to page forty two and it says that their marriage can begin again as a real marriage now that Hialmar knows the truth Who died and made Gregers the word Hialmar slinks off into a hissy fit of my daughter isn t my daughter, I can t look at you, oh I can t possibly think about my precious invention now that the world isn t to my grandstanding speeches in the kitchen over a beer.Pssst, Hedvig You should make a sacrifice Pictures say you are a coward, you can t do it It looks ghostly at the depths of the sea Pssst the sea snake hisses His words sound afraid at night like her prayers for her father and the wild duck When it is scary you ask for God to make it all right Please make it all right, please love me again, be my father again You should make a sacrifice and he will return to you It is a poisonous marsh in the day time and Greger s dog teeth bite her neck so she ll stay there You will make a sacrifice Hedvig shoots herself At the bottom of the depths of the sea it wouldn t have looked right to her to kill the duck Or maybe it was an accident It couldn t have looked right when all the lights are blotted out by the big words of the ideal Hialmar cries for her to wake up long enough for him to say he loved her again Gina says they couldn t have kept her forever Who the hell died and made them her parents Relling Oh, life would be quite tolerable, after all, if only we could be rid of the confounded duns that keep on pestering us, in our poverty, with the claim of the ideal.I almost wanted to be the dog and save the wild duck But Hialmar was not the duck I would want to save Hedvig But I don t know if she meant to kill herself or the duck I could tell myself stories about her, refract my vision to believe she would not have done either, would have woken up to the daytime outside of prayers Be a big grown girl But what was about Hialmar that Greger wanted to write as his idol of perfect truth Why was he the duck and Greger the dog Why did he lie about this silly man to live another day I wonder about the point he felt he had to make it become real, to open his big fat mouth I didn t feel sorry for the loss of their lie, rather that a better one wasn t told to Hedvig Let her read and paint pictures while she still could, if she really would go blind if they took her to a doctor my belief in this fictional world would be quite suspended I would want that one I am not any better than Greger I casted as the dog and the wild duck.

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    The Wild Duck was so much than I thought it would be, it was all I could want, hope for in a play It marked the beginning of a new era in Ibsen s work In my edition, the introduction was a discussion into Ibsen s work signifying a change in his style, thinking and his ideals I loved reading the introduction because I love such things but I also cannot help dozing off at these things, the play took me a day, the Introduction a few I was not reading it every day, continuously, because of time constraints I had wanted to read it for so long now and unexpectedly it was super easy to get into Less is , it was complex in its simplicity, hopeful in its hopelessness, bright in its bleakness, cheery in its sadness, fulfilling in its emptiness, its hunger, its thirst, peopled by loneliness It is sad yet not sad, bleak yet not bleak.I have only ever read Ghosts but I liked The Wild Duck so much better, it s a classic and definitely represents Ibsen in a higher state of mind, self Made me fall in love with Ibsen which I was hardly hoping to, ever.Ibsen s characters have a characteristic vitality, vivacity They believe in the quality of life, in living, in a higher purpose too They think and they act, fight back, make their presence known, seen, felt, not a passive character in sight thus giving insight into Ibsen s personality Loved The Wild Duck, this is what a play ought to be, not woody, not too much play ey, mechanical, unreal Some people would call it dry but it was perfect, perfect for me, it was than what I was looking for here.The play gives vent to three kinds of people, first who are self righteous to the point that they shove their ideals down people s throats, second who give people their life lies to be happy and the third are the victims to these.There is this one funny, amazing thing I discovered, the ideals of these kinds of people work on adults but you cannot control a child, children are God s free creatures, they can t stick to the script like their older fellows You cannot give a child their ideal and expect them to follow, they always form their own.The iconic title The Wild Duck, the metaphor, is so apt, so on point, like the play Even Ibsen knew while writing it that it was something, Writing to his publisher on 2 September 1884, he was moved to admit that he thought of this new work of his as something rather special, adding that his methods were new, and that some of the country s younger dramatists might possibly be encouraged by them to launch out along new tracks. The play is short, concise, but so on point, so put together, hits the mark.Makes me want to read his plays in Norwegian because the essence of the writing lies also in the language For me to learn a language is, for the most part, for reading things in their original language and absorbing that actual creativity, the subtle nuances of the language where it came from.The play is about two best friends Hjalmar Ekdal and Gregers Werle and the pressures they are put under by their fathers Old Ekdal and Haakon Werle s history The play is enacted when they reunite after seventeen years yet are still haunted by the ghosts of the past The ghost of Gregers mother haunts Hjalmar s wife Gina, Gregers, Mr Werle and his housekeeper, Mrs Sorby Gina worked a little while as a housekeeper at Werle s home yet he still roams the halls of the Ekdal residence The pivotal character Hjalmar Ekdal was unfortunately awfully malleable but the most adoring and adorable character of the play He was my most favorite especially ought to the love he owed his father and the true love, despite the the momentary lapse and no matter what the outcome, he showed Hedvig Broken old sporty Ekdal was the second favorite, the loft and the forest, staring at him in astonishment Me Nothing here for me , The forest s revenge. was awesome Hjalmar s daughter Hedvig was the most innocent and ironically a character full of life as ever I like Gregers, I really do, all his ideas and his actions up until he put Hedvig up to his messed up ideal which did work though, in many ways , made me really think of myself, because I can identify with him, and maybe that s what makes me like him I understand his sentiments, his ideals, I do but he overdid it, what he did He looked up to his friend but that cost Hjalmar everything, it did The most important character definitely was the Wild Duck It sets the tone for the play, the characters, the ending Ekdal She did that Always do that, wild ducks do Go plunging right to the deep as they can get, my dear sir.hold on with their beaks to the weeds and stuff and all the other mess you find down there Then they never come up again. It s funny how Gregers keeps calling Hjalmar the Wild Duck but it s Hedvig who comes out to be And given the little role he had, Relling was VERY interesting Relling Pretty nearly everybody s sick, unfortunately.Gregers And what treatment are you giving Hjalmar Relling The usual I try to keep his life lie going Hjalmar s fortunes were pretty much inversely proportional to Hedvig and old Ekdal s As they rose, his fell until they finally collapsed on Hedvig s infant breast The ending was pretty much resolved, but, in ways, it was open too It was the perfect ending, really pulled the play together at the end Amazing, amazing play Definitely recommended it s easy

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    Much darker than the other play I read by him, The Doll s House The main questions in this play are how far should one go in pursuit of the truth and how much should somebody interfere with someone else s life in order to save that person I thought the ending was the only way this play could have ended.

  5. says:

    3 5Interesting play All too familiar if you re into Khaliji soap operas The dialogue got a bit too awkward towards the end.

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    I m still trying to wrap my head around this work, and I m not quite sure that I am able to write a very thoughtful review at this time, but I ll attempt it I read this just after finishing A Doll s House, which was my first encounter with Ibsen, and one that I enjoyed very much This work is much darker in tone and it is perhaps because it rattled me so much with its tragic ending that I lean toward giving it 4 stars rather than 5 but then I also think that for the work to have so affected me that I perhaps should award it 5 stars Like A Doll s House this play leaves the reader viewer thinking long after the final act It is so full of symbolism and particularly religious symbolism that it could be pondered for some time without unearthing all of its many treasures And like A Doll s House it also deals with a family that is content, but whose apparent happiness is founded on lies and deception Is it better to follow the ideal and root out truth or to live out what Dr Relling calls the vital lie often translated as the life lie , that lie that keeps one going forward As in ancient works, this interplay between truth and lies is symbolized by things like sight and blindness, light and dark And Gregers idealism, his quest for truth no matter the social consequences, is the force that brings ultimate ruin to the Ekdal household Whereas I feel that I would enjoy seeing a production of A Doll s House, I am not so sure about The Wild Duck. But perhaps with the passing of time this will change.

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    From BBC radio 3 Drama on 3 David Threlfall, Samuel West and James Fox star in Henrik Ibsen s masterpiece as strong on comedy as profound, tragic drama A family creates an imaginary forest in their loft room for a wounded wild duck But will someone come to shatter their dreams Translated and adapted by Christopher HamptonHjalmar David ThrelfallGregers Samuel WestWerle James FoxGina Lise Ann McLaughlinHedvig Lauren CorneliusEkdal Clive HaywardRelling Michael BertenshawMrs S rby Georgie GlenSolo flute played by Martin FeinsteinDirector Peter Kavanagh.https programmes b09y

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    Oh, life would be quite tolerable, after all, if only we could be rid of the confounded duns that keep on pestering us, in our poverty, with the claim of the ideal.

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    The most poetic of Ibsen s prose plays and I think his masterpiece in that form It makes me wish I could read Norwegian because there is likely there than one can understand through english translation Its beautifully structured play filled with subtle details This is one of Ibsen s least didatic plays and it is important not confuse Ibsen s point of view with what his characters say.What s most amazing is how Ibsen suggests the innerworkings of individuals families and their friends and even the community that surrounds them.

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    This is a truly beautiful play I had no idea Ibsen had such range as a writer I thought all he wrote about was scandal, suicide and S.T.D.s in big bold capital letters I thought he was all booming thunder like a Wagnerian opera and here we get the dazzling lightness of a Mozart sonata This play is full of sadness and loss but it also has humor and ultimately forgiveness It is now one of my favorite plays ever.

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