Ghosts: A Domestic Tragedy in Three Acts
"The sins of the father are visited upon the children."
Throughout IBSEN'S entire play, written in 1881, imagine an atmosphere that is nothing but rain and gloom, and subject matters ominously dark and grim all the way to a hopeless and shocking conclusion. That is what you will unearth in GHOSTS.
What a scandalous work of fiction for the time and unexpected read for me!
Εξαιρετικό έργο του Ίψεν,πολύ μπροστά για την εποχή του.Οι συζητήσεις σχετικά με την αναζήτηση της ευτυχίας σε αντιδιαστολή με την εκπλήρωση του "καθήκοντος" πολύ δυνατές.Όλοι οι χαρακτήρες πολύ καλά δομημένοι,πολυεπίπεδοι,με καλύτερο (και τραγικότερο) όλων την κυρία Άλβιγκ.
Τα 4* αντί των 5 επειδή,όσο κι αν αναγνωρίζω τη μαστοριά και τη σημασία του έργου,για κάποιο λόγο δεν μου προκάλεσε έντονα συναισθήματα.
Το διάβασα σε μετάφραση Γιάννη Πολίτη.
MANDERS. Just as you once disowned a wife's duty, so you have since
disowned a mother's.
MRS. ALVING. Ah--!
MANDERS. You have been all your life under the dominion of a
pestilent spirit of self-will. The whole bias of your mind has been
towards insubordination and lawlessness. You have never known how to
endure any bond. Everything that has weighed upon you in life you
دومین نمایشنامه ای که از این نویسنده می خونم، خوشم اومد از کارهاش. حالا بعداً "دشمن مردم" رو هم خواهم خوند.
مضمون این نمایشنامه هم، مثل "خانه ی عروسک" بازنگری در اخلاق مسیحی قرن نوزدهمه. هر چند، به خلاف خانه ی عروسک، که فقط این اخلاق رو نفی کرد و چیزی رو به جاش پیشنهاد نکرد، این به نظر می رسید که میخ ...more
"I almost think we are all of us ghosts, Pastor Manders. It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that "walks" in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth. They have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we cannot shake them off. Whenever I take up a newspaper, I seem to see ghosts gliding between the lines. There must be ghosts all the country over, as thick as the sands of the sea. ...more
Not as modern as plays in his times when it comes to form,layout,characters but themes wise ...more
….it was just like seeing ghosts before my eyes. I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts…. It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us, but all sorts of old dead beliefs and things of that kind. They are not actually alive in us; but there they are dormant, all the same, and we can never be rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper and read it, I fancy I see ghosts creeping between the lines. There must be ghosts all over the world. They mus...more
Helen Alving is about to dedicate an orphanage in the memory of her deceased husband. It turns out, she doesn’t want her husband’s money, but to give it away so that her son, Osvald, doesn’t inherit it. She doesn’t want her son to have anything to do with his father. When talking with Pastor Manders, Helen reveals the darkside of her marriage, including her husband’s adultery. Despite her husband being unfaithful, she stayed with him for the sake of h ...more
E' impressionante notare come Ibsen abbia la capacità d'inserire nel breve spazio di un'opera teatrale la maggior parte dei temi più scottanti e controversi che si possano trattare: il fallimento di un matrimonio, il tradimento, l'incesto, la prostituzione, la malattia e l'eutanasia, giusto per citare qualche esempio.
Il titolo originale norvegese, Genganere, fa riferimento alla figura dei "ritornanti" ed è proprio questo il concetto fondamentale su cui si basa la narrazione e da cui p ...more
Mrs. Helen Alving is a grieving old ...more
I read this in a sitting after seeing a reference to it in H.L. Mencken's memoirs. Apparently it was considered quite scandalous in the early 1900s.
I'm not sure how effective this play would be in today's climate, because it revolves so heavily around the early 20th century mysticism about mental illness and its inheritance. It's a spare play, but with plenty of melodramatic elements to go around.
Mrs. Alving is a wealthy widow who is thrilled her long absent son Oswald has returned for a visit. ...more
Helene Alving, a widow, is delighted that her son has returned home to Norway from his artist's life in Paris. The orphanage founded in her husband's name is about to open with the blessing of the local pastor, but there are family secrets and ghosts of the past beneath the surface of her ordered life which are about to come out to devastating effect.
However, the play is also difficult in that it is almost unbearably grim. Even the weather is raining throughout much of the play, and the sun at the end offers no hope. The play also ...more
The play raised interesting questions of morality, primarily in the second act during a conversation between Pastor Manders and Mrs. Alving. All in all, this was an enjoyable read, ...more
"Βρικόλακες" κατά την ηρωίδα του έργου δεν είναι τίποτα άλλο απο αυτά που κουβαλάμε μέσα μας, στο αίμα μας απο τους γονείς μας, νεκρές ιδέες,νεκρές θεωρίες, φαντάσματα ή καταστάσεις που αναβιώνουν απο το παρελθόν, σαν Βρικόλακες πο ...more
His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu ...more