by Henrik Ibsen with Margaret Leighton Michael Gwynn and Haydn Jones
The action takes place at Rosmersholm, an old manor house near a small town on a fjord in western Norway in 1886. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
' Quite contemptible ' — ' Must nauseate any properly constituted person ' — ' Morbid, impracticable rubbish ' ... these were among the comments which greeted the first production of Rosmersholm in England in 1891: yet the architecture of the play is superb, and Ibsen's anticipation of later psychological theories remarkable. The play has a quality of infinity and we do not reach certainty, but did not Ibsen say: 'It is the dramatist's business to ask questions rather than answer them.'
DURING THE INTERVAL in the performance of the play:
Suite for string orchestra played by the Prague Chamber Orchestra on a gramophone record
PENTTI KOSKIMIES (piano)
Four Religious Songs
Dem Unendlichen Das Marienbild
Vom Mitleiden Maria Die Gestirne
Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood)
Souda. souda sinisorsa (The little duck)
Sen har jag ej fragat mera
(So I ask no longer)
Saf. saf, susa (The reeds)
Abliisung im Sommer
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