Ibsen Year 2006
April 12, 2006 2:49 PM   Subscribe

How are you celebrating Ibsen Year 2006? Reading Henrik Ibsen’s plays? His poems? What about his paintings? There’s always Peer Gynt: The Videogame.
posted by jrb223 (12 comments total)

 
I, for one, never knew Ibsen was a painter...
posted by jrb223 at 2:49 PM on April 12, 2006


Those are some real chops!
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:54 PM on April 12, 2006


I've been whisting In the Hall of the Mountain King while murdering children.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:58 PM on April 12, 2006


Did you also get slapped around by Humphrey Bogart?
posted by NormieP at 3:02 PM on April 12, 2006


I don't want to talk about it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:04 PM on April 12, 2006


*Confessor shakes his head*

No respect for that idiot.

He sacrificed his artistic integrity on the altar of public opinion.
posted by The Confessor at 3:53 PM on April 12, 2006


I didn't know it was Ibsen Year but I am coincidentally doing a lot to celebrate him:

1) Bemoaning my wasted life.

2) Wandering into the performance of Peer Gynt at BAM in Brooklyn during intermission and finding their were plenty of free seats for me to choose from. I suspect people decided not to return for the second half when they realized it wasn't going to be like Hedda Gabler and the actors weren't going to cease speaking in Norwegian.

3) Struggling to write an essay about ecological matters in Ibsen's later plays for my Historical Ecology course at Hunter College.
posted by Aghast. at 3:56 PM on April 12, 2006


That videogame was really not much fun. Is it possible to lose?

And they called it an "interactive movie"... huh.... How is that different from a "flash game?"
posted by MythMaker at 4:11 PM on April 12, 2006


He sacrificed his artistic integrity on the altar of public opinion.

My god...people don't do such things.

[curtain]
posted by horsewithnoname at 4:49 PM on April 12, 2006


What is this painting trying to convey? I'm beyond depressed and I want you to be too?
posted by longsleeves at 4:53 PM on April 12, 2006


Ibsen really is accessible, but so many don't think so and just avoid him---Doll's House and Hedda Gabler especially. They read very well too.

Aghast--my alma mater! : >
posted by amberglow at 8:03 PM on April 12, 2006


Don't forget Green Integer's edition of Joyce's several essays on Ibsen. Thank god for Douglas Messereli.
posted by OmieWise at 7:03 AM on April 13, 2006


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