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Peer Gynt ()


Would you believe a madcap zany play based on the life of a Norwegian folk hero?  Peer Gynt sallies forth on a series of misadventures that span the globe until, returning home a broken old man, he finds his true love Solveig has loyally awaited his return.  What's not to like about that?

I'm anxious to see a stage version of this one because it is so visual and grandiose, I'm not certain how you could stage it.  An interesting and amusing work.

(Reviewed:)

Grade: (C+)

  

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Book-related and General Links:
    -Peer Gynt (etext)
    -The Theme of Identity in Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt: A Rhetorical Perspective
    -Who Was Peer Gynt?
    -ESSAY: The Dramatist: HENRIK IBSEN (Bjorn Hemmer is a professor at the University of Oslo)