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Pillars of Society

Henrik Ibsen

Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a small coastal town in Norway, with interests in shipping and shipbuilding in a long-established family firm. Now he is planning his most ambitious project yet, backing a railway which will connect the town to the main line and open a fertile valley which he has been secretly buying up. Suddenly his past explodes on him with the arrival of Lona Hessel, the woman he once jilted, and Johan Tonnesen, who left town in disgrace fifteen years earlier. - Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth KlettKrap: Rob Board Aune: alanmapstone Rorlund: Todd Mrs. Rummel: Kathy Wright Mrs. Holt: Availle Mrs. Bernick: Beth Thomas Dina Dorf: Kristin Gjerløw Martha Bernick: Digs Hilmar Tonnesen: Algy Pug Olaf Bernick: Tricia G Mrs. Lynge: Lydia Karsten Bernick: Bruce Pirie Vigeland: Hamlet Rummel: Larry Wilson Sandstad: David Olson Lona Hessel: Elizabeth Klett Johan Tonnesen: mb Narrator: April Walters audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a small coastal town in Norway, with interests in shipping and shipbuilding in a long-established family firm. Now he is planning his most ambitious project yet, backing a railway which will connect the town to the main line and open a fertile valley which he has been secretly buying up. Suddenly his past explodes on him with the arrival of Lona Hessel, the woman he once jilted, and Johan Tonnesen, who left town in disgrace fifteen years earlier. - Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth KlettKrap: Rob Board Aune: alanmapstone Rorlund: Todd Mrs. Rummel: Kathy Wright Mrs. Holt: Availle Mrs. Bernick: Beth Thomas Dina Dorf: Kristin Gjerløw Martha Bernick: Digs Hilmar Tonnesen: Algy Pug Olaf Bernick: Tricia G Mrs. Lynge: Lydia Karsten Bernick: Bruce Pirie Vigeland: Hamlet Rummel: Larry Wilson Sandstad: David Olson Lona Hessel: Elizabeth Klett Johan Tonnesen: mb Narrator: April Walters audio edited by Elizabeth Klett
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Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a small coastal town in Norway, with interests in shipping and shipbuilding in a long-established family firm. Now he is planning his most ambitious project yet, backing a railway which will connect the town to the main line and open a fertile valley which he has been secretly buying up. Suddenly his past explodes on him with the arrival of Lona Hessel, the woman he once jilted, and Johan Tonnesen, who left town in disgrace fifteen years earlier. - Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth KlettKrap: Rob Board Aune: alanmapstone Rorlund: Todd Mrs. Rummel: Kathy Wright Mrs. Holt: Availle Mrs. Bernick: Beth Thomas Dina Dorf: Kristin Gjerløw Martha Bernick: Digs Hilmar Tonnesen: Algy Pug Olaf Bernick: Tricia G Mrs. Lynge: Lydia Karsten Bernick: Bruce Pirie Vigeland: Hamlet Rummel: Larry Wilson Sandstad: David Olson Lona Hessel: Elizabeth Klett Johan Tonnesen: mb Narrator: April Walters audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

47:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:56