Peer Gynt and BrandBook - 2016
"Stories of princes and trolls, the strangest of tales, of brides who were stolen, still in their wedding-veils, not to be seen again in this world of ills' These two masterly and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen made his reputation as a playwright. The fantastical adventures of the irrepressible Peer Gynt - poet, idler, procrastinator, seducer - draw on Norwegian folklore to conjure up mountains, kidnappings, shipwrecks and trolls in an exuberant celebration of life; while Brand , an unsparing vision of an idealistic priest who lives by his steely faith, explores free will, sacrifice and the self. This volume brings together the poet Geoffrey Hill's acclaimed stage version of Brand with a new poetic rendering of Peer Gynt , published for the first time, alongside an interview on recreating Ibsen's work. Verse translations by Geoffrey Hill General Editor Tore Rem Introduction by Janet Garton"
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2016
Characteristics: xxxiii, 360 pages ; 20 cm