Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906)
Ibsen plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian values were the norm. His works examined the realities that lay behind many facades, possessing a revelatory nature that was disquieting to many contemporaries. Quote from A Doll’s House Act 3… when you’ve sold yourself once for the sake of others, you don’t do it a second time.
1st picture from left: Nationaltheatret also known as The Henrik Ibsen Theatre opened in 1899. The main building, designed by architect Henrik Bull, is situated in the centre of Oslo. 2nd: Theatrecafeen across the road from Nationaltheatret was the cafe where Ibsen frequented. 3rd: Vår Frelsers Gravlund, a serene cemetery where Ibsen and other well known Norwegian artist, writers and war resistance are buried. This cemetery is just down the road from Gamle Aker kirke’s cemetery… a very spirited area!
If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door – Paul Beatty