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Peer Gynt (1867)
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.
-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)