Latest Henrik Ibsen Stories

2014-03-20 08:27:15

OSLO, Norway, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Ibsen Award, the world's leading theatre award, is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the development of theatre as an art form. The winner receives NOK 2.5 million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/675274 ) The award was established by the Norwegian Government in 2007 and has previously been awarded...

2009-05-26 16:20:43

The 2nd International Ibsen Award is to be presented to the French theater director and founder of Theatre du Soleil, Ariane Mnouchkine. The International Ibsen Award was established by the Norwegian government in 2007 and includes a $500,000 cash prize. The award is intended to honor an individual, organization or institution within the arts that has demonstrated extraordinary achievements in the spirit of playwright Henrik Ibsen, The Committee for the International Ibsen Award said in a...

2009-05-26 03:00:00

OSLO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The second International Ibsen Award goes to French theatre director and founder of Theatre du Soleil, Ariane Mnouchkine. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090526/348035 ) The International Ibsen Award, established by the Norwegian government in 2007, amounts to 2.5 million NOK (about 300,000 euro or 500,000 US dollars). The aim of the award is to honour an individual, organisation or institution within the arts that has demonstrated...

2009-03-18 04:00:00

SKIEN, Norway, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Ibsen Scholarships were initiated in 2007 by the Norwegian government. In total, scholarship funds amount to 1,000,000 NOK (approx. 125.000 Euro/150.000 US Dollars) in 2009, and will be awarded to Ibsen-related projects worldwide. The scholarships are meant to act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen. Scholarships are applicable to...

2008-11-13 03:00:10

New York's Roundabout Theatre Company says Mary-Louise Parker will star in its new Broadway production of "Hedda Gabler." Parker, who is best known for her roles on TV's "Weeds" and "The West Wing," will play the title role in "Gabler." This production marks Parker's return to Broadway following her 2004 Tony-nominated performance in "Reckless." She previously won a Tony Award for her work in "Proof." Also slated to star in Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's stage drama...

2008-10-10 06:00:25

By Pat Craig For some reason, I marched purposefully into the Willows Theatre on Wednesday afternoon in a sour Henrik Ibsen sort of mood, bent on serious drama, or at least a comedy that wouldn't make me laugh. So I was a bit put off when the lights dimmed and the curtain rose on a cartoon with live actors called "Lying in State." For the first few minutes, I was able to retain a sneer by reminding myself that there was nothing the least bit purposeful in this silly bit of fluff. The...

2008-10-08 18:00:20

POGUES wild man Shane MacGowan couldn't let stylish partner Victoria Clarke down at the Gate Theatre's acclaimed production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. There was nothing for it but to don the top hat as the glitterati joined the literati for the Brian Friel version of the 19th-century classic. The play is part of the Dublin theatre's 80th birthday celebrations which include a Waiting For Godot tour. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By WARREN HOWARD Theatre HEDDA Gate Theatre LONDON Carrie Cracknell and Natalie Abrahami haven't been in the job for long, but the artistic directors of the Gate Theatre have been making their mark on its line-up of international drama. Last year's The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents and I Am Falling were forceful statements of intent. Next on the list is Hedda, Lucy Kirkwood's modern-day makeover of Ibsen's play, in a symbiosis of dance and drama. "Both Natalie and myself have a really...

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