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John Gabriel Borkman

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854593054, 96 pages, April 1997
Paperback : 9781854597359, 96 pages, February 2003


A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

On the family estate outside Oslo at the turn of the 19th century, a man paces the floor in an upstairs room. This is John Gabriel Borkman, once a famous entrepreneur, now reduced to penury and self-doubt following a prison sentence for embezzlement. His wife, her twin sister and his son are all trapped in the claustrophobic atmosphere which has descended upon the household – and which can only lead to an explosion as the suffocation becomes unbearable.


"The writing is brilliantly allusive... English Touring Theatre scores again."

- Sunday Times