õ Read à Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen Â Ibsens St ck packte mich bereits ab Seite 1, was eigentlich untypisch f r mich ist Ich lese Dramen, manchmal unfreiwillig , ein paar auch, weil man sie ja kennen muss Auch Ibsen las ich im Rahmen eines Seminars und verbrachte einen sch nen, sonnigen Nachmittag mit Rosmersholm Vielleicht hat dieser Umstand das St ck f r mich noch verbessert Es hat zumindest pr zise, lebendige Dialoge geboten, einen leicht zu folgenden Handlungsverlauf, der, beim zweiten Lesen, mehr und mehr in die Tiefe ging.
Die Leserschaft folgt Rosmer nach dem Tod seiner Frau Beate, die sich das Leben nahm und Fr ulein West, die sich idealistisch f r eine neue Politik eingesetzt haben Rosmer bricht mit seinem Schwager Kroll, der nicht nur mit seiner politischen Identit t nicht einverstanden ist, sondern ihm auch vorwirft, ein Verh ltnis mit Fr ulein Kroll zu haben Rosmersholm is one of Ibsen s later plays and I think I would have been inclined to give it a 5 star rating had it not seemed to me so similar to earlier works like Ghosts and The Wild Duck, and even to later works like John Gabriel Borkman.
But it is a very fine play, nonetheless, dealing with things such as morals, ideals, happiness and religion, and concerning the Ibsen dilemma which finds its way into most of his works if not all , the problem of basing one s happiness or contentment on the foundation of a lie The similarities between this play and Ghosts started early and continued throughout Within the first page of dialogue, the following conversation ensues Rebecca folding up her work They cling to their dead here at Rosmersholm.
Madam Helseth Now I would say, Miss, that it s th Considered By Many Critics As Ibsen S Masterpiece, Rosmersholm Is The Story Of Johannes Rosmer, A Former Clergyman And Owner Of The Title Estate Rosmersholm When Rosmer Intends To Use His Position In The Community To Help The Newly Elected Reformist Government His Ruling Class Brethren Turn Against Him A Series Of Tragic Consequences Ensue In This Classic Drama Of Social And Political Change .
Ibsen s plays are a problem for me They never appeal to me as much as I would like to, although they have a lot that should make me like them Plays are obviously at their best when the director and actors breathe life into them and when the scenes are interpreted in different ways in different productions Ibsen s plays, however, don t even make me interested to see them on stage.
Rosmersholm isn t really an exception in this regard, but I did like it than the others I ve read It carries its White Horses, the ghosts from the pasts, throughout and there are grand themes from politics to marriage It all seems to lack depth, though, and the dialogue isn t particularly impressing Maybe if the play had focused on something specific and expanded that into something greater Act four was what really ruined the preceding scenes for me It s silly, implausible, and sudden The ending would proba .
I was inspired to read this after seeing the current June 2019 production in the West End Ibsen s original production in Norway was 1886 I was invited by a friend and went not knowing a thing about the play, but dimly aware the production had garnered raves.
I was riveted Duncan MacMillan s adaptation makes the play s politics vivid and crucially relevant to our times About 75% of the play is the political set up and debate which is absolutely superb in the last quarter Ibsen swings melodramatically into star crossed lovers territory which today from a plot point of view frankly feels absurd and alien than Romeo Juliet MacMillan does his best with the source material and the production staged this section magnificently.
It s not staged frequently I can see why The Tory pensio
Some of Ibsen s later plays often read like twisted and complex versions of his earlier prose plays Hence John Gabriel Borkman reads like The Pillars of Society, and Hedda Gabler offers another take on A Doll s House.
In the case of Rosmersholm, we have a loose reinterpretation of Ghosts The plot and characters are radically different, but the theme is the same progressive characters struggling and failing to overcome the ghosts of the past, both their own historical past and the outdated values of the past Indeed, there is even a real ghost in this story, a white horse that appears before the death of a member of the Rosmer family.
John Rosmer, the hero, represents another familiar Ibsen hero If The Wild Duck offered us a debased version of Brand and Peer Gynt in its heroes, then Rosmersholm has transposes the familiar vacillating Ibsen political hero into a ordinary setting Rosmer may .