To date, Ibsen
says EDGE has given financial support to 195 candidates resulting in 66 of them obtaining degrees.
Blanche's direct allusion to, and inversion of, A Doll House invites a comparison between Nora's courage and Blanche's fragility, although Williams may have intended the inherent irony in the contrast to cast a shadow on Ibsen
's stunning claim for the romantic authenticity of his heroine as much to serve as a sad indictment of Blanche Dubois's tragic dependencies, especially in light of Williams' emphasis on the tragic limitations experienced by the characters in Ghosts.
But eventually the German audiences themselves rebelled and said they wanted Ibsen
's real ending so the original ending was reinstated.
Marvin Carlson traces Ibsen
's varying fortunes in America, noting in particular the decline in productions during the 1930s and 1940s.
He has translated the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen
and Strindberg to critical acclaim.
wrote the play in 1882 just after "Ghosts," which got him in a fair amount of trouble for its oblique discussion of syphilis in polite society.
At a subconscious level I used to interact with the genius (Ibsen
In Act I, Ibsen
has already set a keynote for Ellida's spiritual ecology through Ballested's words, "She's wandered in from the sea and can't find her way out again.
This general stillness serves to shine the spotlight on Ibsen
's thoughts, rather than the cast's actions, with the main burden carried by Pickavance.
Happily, when Binding ignores his theory of 'the feminine', he writes engagingly and astutely, sometimes brilliantly, about Ibsen