Peer Gynt. Opera by Werner Egk

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Photos of Ibsen

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The manuscript of Hedda Gabler, act 4

See the first edition of Hedda Gabler, published by Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag in Copenhagen in 1890.

Drawing by Ragnvald Blix

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Peer Gynt, world première at Christiania Theater in 1876

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Gustav Lærum's Ibsen drawings

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1858: Ibsen's poem "King Haakon's Guildhall" was printed in Illustreret Nyhetsblad. In a somewhat adapted form, the poem was, in 1871, included in Poems, Ibsen's only poetry collection. In this poem Ibsen compares the King's Hall in Bergen, today known as Håkonshallen, with King Lear's fate. The King's Hall was built as a royal residence and festival hall when Håkon Håkonsson ruled Norway (1217-1263), but fell to ruin during the Middle Ages. From 1683, the building was used as a granary. In the same way King Lear was betrayed by his daughters, the poem describes how "ungrateful heirs" have failed and neglected the old magnificent building. The painter J. C. Dahl took the initiative to restore the building. The restoration work was begun in 1873. Today, Håkonshallen is administered by Bergen City Museum.

Read Ibsen's poem in John Northam's English translation: "King Haakon's Guildhall".


Logo Ibsen Scholarships

Announcing International Ibsen Scholarships 2014

Scholarship funds amounting to NOK 1,000,000,- (approx. 120.000 Euro/162.000 US Dollars) will be awarded to projects worldwide.

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Skien International Ibsen Conference 2013

Theatre between literature and research: What are the relations between documentary and fiction? Two guest performances, speakers and debates will address the issue during Skien International Ibsen Conference 2013 September 18th and 19th at Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway.

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