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March 13, 2013

“Nook-Shotten Norwegians”

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:33 am
Henrik Ibsen   (1828 - 1906)

Henrik Ibsen
(1828 – 1906)

On this day in 1891, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts premiered in London, an event so “controversial and epoch-making,” says biographer Michael Meyer, that it is now regarded as “one of the most famous of theatrical occasions.” Theater historians report that the furor made Ibsen “a household word even among those Englishmen who never went to the theatre or opened a book.”

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