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The Lady from the Sea was written in Munich in 1888. The earliest extant draft is dated June 5th 1888, but as usual Ibsen had been thinking about the subject for some time. A number of elements derive from his stay in Molde in the summer of 1885. It is assumed that Ibsen not only used Molde as his model for the little "town by a fjord in the northern part of Norway" where ...more
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Published 2002 by NRK Lydbokforlaget (first published 1888)
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David Sarkies
Mar 19, 2015 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like romance
Recommended to David by: My English Teacher
Shelves: romance
A lost love returns
15 March 2015

Okay, I have mentioned before that reading a play can be somewhat more difficult that watching it performed; one of the reasons being that sometimes it is difficult to differentiate the characters. However, after being forced to put this play down after reading the first act because I had to go to work (and unfortunately I don't work in a job where I can put my feet up on a desk and read a book while video cameras monitor the outside of a warehouse making sure th
Elena Druță
”Adio doamnă; de acum încolo, ești doar un naufragiu în viața mea.”

Femeia mării mi-a lăsat o umbră de melancolie în gând; tristețea se ascunde undeva în cuvintele marinarului pierdut în valurile vieții.
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Available at BBC Radio 3.

A new version of Ibsen's late drama, adapted for radio by Frank McGuinness.
Before her marriage to Dr Wangel, Ellida, his second wife, had promised herself to a sailor who then disappeared. Years later, Ellida's family life is strained. Her relations with her step-daughters is poor; she has no child of her own. She seems unhappy with her life. Then the sailor reappears to make his claim on her promise. Faced with the decision of what to do, she persuades her husband that
Everett Darling
Regarding Ibsen, Maugham said it best. Although the quote is lost to me now, it goes something like this- So Ibsen spent a really long time writing plays, he was always wracked for plot ideas, until at last would fall back on the same plot he had used time and time before-some people are together, one has a secret, someone from the past comes down from the north, secret is exposed...doom and depression. I do actually adore Ibsen, but I cant refute Maughams shrewd assesment. As an Ibsen fan, this ...more
I came to the end of this play and thought it seemed to be based on the premise of If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
While I didn’t really care for the long ago lover part of the story, I did think that the family dynamics were a little interesting. A stepmother who hasn’t managed to fit into the family in any way, a father who doesn’t see, or want to see, the problems and daughters who still mourn their mother are all brought toge
Cos'è la libertà? Ibsen: la possibilità di sentire sulla propria pelle il peso delle proprie scelte.
Mike Jensen
The plot depends too much on coincidence to be satisfying and the subplot almost seems to come from nowhere. These flaws stall this play as it reaches for greatness, but it does reach and full credit for that. This is Ibsen’s first psychological story, but he has yet to master the form. The central conflict of a woman who needs her husband to let her go so that she can chose to leave him or keep him has a profound truth that the author will handle better in the future. Not a great play, but ther ...more
Something quite different about The Lady Of the Sea, compared to other Ibsen plays, is the honesty between the characters. Ellida and Dr.Wangel have been married for a number of years, but for the past 3, she has become depressed and distant. Dr.Wangel, who has 2 teenage daughters, assumes that she is bothered by his previous life: his beloved dead wife and his daughters' reluctance to accept her as a suitable replacement. What he doesn't know however is that Ellida had a love life of her own be ...more
With The Lady from the Sea, we see two unusual marriages, both in the story and in the content of the play. In the story, there is the struggling marriage of Dr Wangel and Ellida, the two protagonists, set against an informal marriage she made with a stranger. There is also a rare moment in Ibsen where the characters find a marriage between duty/responsibility and happiness.

In content, there is a marriage of styles too. After writing a number of realistic prose plays, Ibsen seems to be once mor
The Lady from the Sea is oddly humorous to me, mainly because it sets itself up to be so serious, but has a bit of an ending that makes me think, "....oh.". The plot concerns a woman who thinks that her children may have a different father than her husband because of their eye colors. she is led to believe this because she keeps remembering a sailor she had a fling with and the color of his eyes. She decides that she's going to leave her family and run away with the sailor, but it turns out that ...more
Adrian Colesberry
I went on a tear on 2007 and read all of Henrik Ibsen and all of August Strindberg. Before I could get to all of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, I had to turn back to writing, and I can't read while I write. Ibsen is wonderful. The thing I like most about Ibsen is that he loves and respects women at least in his writing. Not all of his plays are tragedies either. Many are very funny and many have mixed endings, not all are downers.
Though I'm not a big fan of Peer Gynt. Strindberg's parody of Peer Gyn
One of his lesser known plays, but also a very good one. It's fun when you can say about an old play written in old norwegian, almost danish, that you got dragged in and had a hard time putting it down!

I liked the ending too.
Mike Jensen
What a difference a translator makes. This version by Frank McGuinness moves this play from three star territory to five. A creaky play now seems vital.
Tamara Damjanovic
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The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen

In Le Goût des autres the hero is Castella. This Is an exceptional comedy, where on one side we have actors, who know about Ibsen and on the other- Castella who thinks Ibsen is an author of comedies with (perhaps) The Three Stooges.
Unfortunately, I am more in the same vein with Castella when it comes to Ibsen.
Castella is the butt of jokes, one involving his total ignorance of the playwright. I know about Ibsen, but I am tone death to the majesty, the beauty o
Jc Er
t is true love and commitment that keep a marriage or partnership together. Once these essential ingredients disappear, even for one party, partnership will surely fail or worse, a loveless marriage persists for the long suffering couple. Marriage vows 'till death before parting' means jack squat when love is on the rocks. Ibsen in this play also pushed the idea that decisions made freely will lead to true enduring happiness. I believe Ibsen should have added more by stating decisions made freel ...more
مسرحية جميلة لكن فيها بعض المشاهد أطول من اللازم
An Ibsen play with a happyish ending is a surprise and doesn't quite ring true with the torment and passion preceding it.
Chiek Er
Vows do not bind partners together, unless the were vows of Brienne of Tarth or Edard Stark

It is true love and commitment keeps the marriage together. Once those two essential ingredients disappears, even for one party, marriage dissolves or worse, a loveless marriage continues. Marriage vows till death before parting means jack squat. Ibsen also pushed the idea that decisions made freely will lead to true freedom. I believe Ibsen should have added decisions made freely and wisely will then one
Ibsen with a happy ending - imagine that!
أنا سمعتها تقريباً 4مرات ومتأكدةاني هسمعها أكتر
"Херцогинята не обичаше да съжалява за нищо и често повтаряше думите на съпруга си, покойният граф: Каква безочливост спрямо себе - да предположа, че сега съм по-умен, отколкото тогава, когато съм взел решение" - да ме прощава Стендал, че го цитирам толкова дървено и неточно, но тази реплика винаги ми идва на място, когато чета нещо, до което от отдавна съм се домогвала, така да се каже. Вкусовете и мненията ми за вече прочетени книги и автори твърде малко се променят през годините. Само донякъд ...more
Reza speed

این نمایشنامه در مورد زنی است به نام الیدا .اليدا روحي سركش و وحشي دارد كه در يك ديدار ناگهاني، گرفتار يك عشق آتشين شده و نمي تواند خود را از اين عشق برهاند. مرد غريبه در آييني، حلقهي خود و اليدا را به زنجير كشيده و به دريا سپرده است. مدتي بعد خبر مرگ غريبه به اليدا ميرسد و اليدا با دكتر وانگل كه همسر خود را از دست داده، ازدواج ميكند به اين اميد كه خاطره و كشش وحشتناك آن عشق آتشين فراموش شود اما اين اتفاق نميافتد و اليدا هرگز نمي تواند زندگي شاد و سرزندهاي را از سر بگيرد. اين زندگي با آمدن غريبه
یک نمایش نامه ی ساده و خوش ساخت و نه چندان مشهور ایبسن که پایانی نسبتن خوش و کاملن متفاوت با آثار دیگرش دارد.
این نمایش نامه تا آنجا که اطلاع دارم به فارسی برگردانده نشده است.

آثار نمایشی هنریک ایبسن مانند زندگی اش پر از فراز و نشیب اند. برخی منتقدان او را به راستی ستوده اند و برخی هرگز آثارش را نپسندیدند. ایبسن به معنایی که دکتر امیر حسین آریانپور در کتاب "ایبسن آشوب گرای" نوشته، چه در زندگی و چه در آثارش یک آنارشیست جلوه می کند. با وجودی که گفته اند از شکسپیر به این سو دوران تراژدی بسر آمده، برخ
Jwee Chiek
Decisions made without coercion and under complete freedom leads to happiness. This was Ibsens theme in this play about the lady of the sea who was as fickle minded as the sea is choppy. I believe this is folly. Decision made under freedom and wisdom will put one on the path of happiness. ...more
I read this because Oliver Sacks mentioned it in his article about Spalding Gray:

As it turns out, I like the article better than Ibsen's play! It started strong—poetic and thought provoking—but wrapped up too quickly and too tidily. The final scene was so heavy handed, it felt like a joke.
Not exciting to have learned about this one from the horribly, horribly sad Oliver Sacks article on Spalding Gray; nonetheless I'd like to read it.

BBC Description: A translation of Ibsen's sensuous and erotic play The Lady From The Sea adapted by Frank McGuinness and starring Lia Williams and Hugh Bonneville.

Needing financial security, Ellida Wangel has settled for a life as second wife to a dull, provincial doctor and is stepmother to his two resentful daughters. However, she is still spiritually possessed by the mysterious Stranger, a former sailor-lover, and she is left with a desperate yearning f
Very nice book. Since it's a play, the plot is quite synthetic and less emphasised than a novel but again, it's a play. The whole idea behind the story is very important and quite revolutionary for that period in which freedom, especially for women, was not even considered possible.
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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.

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