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John Gabriel Borkman

Henrik Ibsen

John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate play of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. The Borkman family fortunes have been brought low by the imprisonment of John Gabriel who used his position as a bank manager to illegally speculate with his investors' money. The action of the play takes place eight years after Borkman's release when John Gabriel Borkman, Mrs. Borkman, and her twin sister Ella Rentheim battle over the future of young Erhart Borkman. Though John Gabriel Borkman continues the line of naturalism and social commentary that marks Ibsen's middle period, the final act suggests a new phase for the playwright, a phase brought to fruition in his final more symbolic work When We Dead Awaken. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast John Gabriel Borkman: Bruce Pirie Mrs. Gunhild Borkman: Arielle Lipshaw Erhart Borkman: Ernst Pattynama Ella Rentheim: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Fanny Wilton: Availle Vilhelm Foldal: Alan Mapstone Frida Foldal: Grace Garrett Mrs. Borkman's Maid: Amanda Friday Narrator: Robin King Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate play of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. The Borkman family fortunes have been brought low by the imprisonment of John Gabriel who used his position as a bank manager to illegally speculate with his investors' money. The action of the play takes place eight years after Borkman's release when John Gabriel Borkman, Mrs. Borkman, and her twin sister Ella Rentheim battle over the future of young Erhart Borkman. Though John Gabriel Borkman continues the line of naturalism and social commentary that marks Ibsen's middle period, the final act suggests a new phase for the playwright, a phase brought to fruition in his final more symbolic work When We Dead Awaken. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast John Gabriel Borkman: Bruce Pirie Mrs. Gunhild Borkman: Arielle Lipshaw Erhart Borkman: Ernst Pattynama Ella Rentheim: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Fanny Wilton: Availle Vilhelm Foldal: Alan Mapstone Frida Foldal: Grace Garrett Mrs. Borkman's Maid: Amanda Friday Narrator: Robin King Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett
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John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate play of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. The Borkman family fortunes have been brought low by the imprisonment of John Gabriel who used his position as a bank manager to illegally speculate with his investors' money. The action of the play takes place eight years after Borkman's release when John Gabriel Borkman, Mrs. Borkman, and her twin sister Ella Rentheim battle over the future of young Erhart Borkman. Though John Gabriel Borkman continues the line of naturalism and social commentary that marks Ibsen's middle period, the final act suggests a new phase for the playwright, a phase brought to fruition in his final more symbolic work When We Dead Awaken. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast John Gabriel Borkman: Bruce Pirie Mrs. Gunhild Borkman: Arielle Lipshaw Erhart Borkman: Ernst Pattynama Ella Rentheim: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Fanny Wilton: Availle Vilhelm Foldal: Alan Mapstone Frida Foldal: Grace Garrett Mrs. Borkman's Maid: Amanda Friday Narrator: Robin King Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

2h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:36