(PDF) [Vildanden] ✓ Henrik Ibsen

T the end Amazing amazing play Definitely recommended it s easy Oh life would be uite 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 m still trying to wrap my head around this work and I m not uite sure that I am able to write a very thoughtful review at this time but I ll attempt it I read this ust after finishing A Doll very thoughtful review at this time but I ll attempt it I read this ust after finishing A Doll 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 sho Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars closer to later Ibsen writes about moral dilemmas like no one else Here it is dilemma of whether to tell someone a truth that might ruin their lifeAnd Ibsen seems to have such magical ability to make characters real in your mind s eye in no time It needs novelists hundreds of pages to develop characters Not Ibsen You could know exactly how they are going to act Some readers seem to think that predictability is a bad thing in fiction It isn t altogather IMO I am inclined to think that only bad artists depend on shocks Ibsen s genuis is in showing that how inevitable the fates of his characters isIt seems that if we suffer too big a breach on our trust in one uarter it affects our ability to trust in all uarters In this case Ekdal ended up suspecting even his innocent little daughter of having malign intentions Vildanden The Wild #Duck Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright #Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright 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 "to H kon Werle Jensen a hired waiter Mr Balle dinner guest Mr Flor a dinner guest 1994 1372 207 1387 176 1394 2222 9786007806173 19 1379 174 964632830 1396 227 9789644310935 35Interesting play All too familiar if you re into Khaliji soap operas The dialogue got a bit too awkward towards the end Much darker than the other play I read by him The Doll s House The main uestions 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 If he loves The Wild Duck and he wishes he had written it he wants to be Ibsen for ust 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 so. Unfortunately the truth involving scandal illegitimacy imprisonment and madness only serves to wound the Ekdals further In the play the wild duck is a symbol of this injured family and perhaps of the loss of Ibsen's youthful idealismMoving and powerful this thought provoking tragedy shows clearly why Ibsen is regarded as one of the giants of modern theater. From BBC radio 3 Drama on 3David Threlfall Samuel West and James Fox star in Henrik Ibsen s masterpiece as strong on comedy as profound tragic in Henrik Ibsen s masterpiece as strong on comedy as profound tragic A family creates an imaginary forest in their loft room for a wounded wild duck But will someone come to shatter their dreamsTranslated 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 Kavanaghhttpswwwbbccoukprogrammesb09y 35 starsThis is so much darker interesting than I thought it would be The dialogues were a bit awkward at times but I really enjoyed it even though the ending was uite heart breaking I ll be reading a play by Ibsen and Strindberg every week till May for uni and I m pretty excited 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 bleakI 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 everIbsen s characters have a characteristic vitality vivacity They believe in the uality 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 #people would call it dry but "It Was Perfect For "was perfect for it was than what I was looking for hereThe 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 theseThere 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 ownThe iconic title The Wild Duck the metaphor is so apt so on point like the play Even Ibsen knew while writing it tha. This 1884 masterpiece may have had its genesis in the hostile reception Ibsen widely regarded as the father of modern realist drama had received from the Norwegian public and critics for “Ghosts” which gave theater goers a larger dose of truth than most were willing to bear His next three plays The Wild Duck An Enemy of the People and Rosmersholm. T it was something Writing to his publisher #on 2 september 1884 he was moved to #2 September 1884 he was moved to 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 markMakes 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 fromThe 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 Up Until He Put "up he put 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 bottomas deep as they can get my dear sirhold 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 unfortunatelyGregers And what treatment are you giving HjalmarRelling 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 Focused on the conseuences of telling the truth or forbearing to do soIn The Wild Duck the idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his father's duplicity but in the process destroys the very people he wishes to save Convinced that reality is always superior to illusion Gregers Werle forces his friends the Ekdals to face the truth about their lives. ,