Ibsens små djevler (Ibsen´s Little Devils) (NO)

A rare chance to get to know Ibsen through his poems!

A production by Lise Fjeldstad, based on Henrik Ibsen's poems. (Photo: Gisle Bjørneby)

A production by Lise Fjeldstad, based on Henrik Ibsen's poems. (Photo: Gisle Bjørneby)

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SEPTEMBER 20th 19:30

Nationaltheatret, Amfiscenen

The performance will be performed in Norwegian.
Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes (without intermission).

Enter the world of Ibsen's hidden heart.

Henrik Ibsen was a secluded person, a reserved man, a sphinx. Many people are familiar with his plays, but his poems are maybe not as well known. Ibsen himself called his poems «little devils».

Now these «devils» are being scrutinized by Lise Fjeldstad, one of the leading actresses on the Norwegian theatre scene, who sees Ibsen's poems through three pairs of glasses: scientific ones, empathic ones and fantasy ones. And what has she found? Can we come closer to Ibsen as a human being through his poems?

Fjeldstad does not approach the «little devils» on her own – with her is pianist Håvard Gimse, also an avid poetry aficionado. Together, perhaps they can come up with some answers as to who Ibsen really was. And what can a piano player find exciting in our great playwright's deeper resonance?

The result is a performance that can inspire further reading, resentment or joy. We hope the last is the case! Welcome to Ibsen's «hidden heart».

 


DIRECTOR
Lise Fjeldstad

Lise Fjeldstad has a degree from Statens teaterhøgskole (1960–1963) and had her debut at Nationaltheatret as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1975). Since then, she has worked with 50 productions, both as an actress and as a director. She has also been honoured with several awards and distinctions, among others the Swedish film award Guldbaggen, the Norwegian Amanda Award for best actress in a leading role, the Hedda Award, the Oslo City Cultural Award, and both Knight 1st class and Commander with Star of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

On stage: Lise Fjeldstad og Håvard Gimse.

Produced by Fjeldstad/Gimse.



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