Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck

  • by Henrik Ibsen, Stephen Mulrine
  • Narrated by Janet Fullerlove, Sean Connelly, Denny Hodge, Laurence Saunders, Jane Lerwill
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based. When skeletons are brought out of the closet, the foundations of the Ekdal family are torn apart - with drastic consequences.

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Excellent play, Very disappointing production.

Would you try another book written by Henrik Ibsen and Stephen Mulrine or narrated by the narrators?

Another Ibsen definitely, but not performed by this company/director


What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

Over earnest delivery, most of the players straining to demonstrate their emotions in their lines. Very disappointing that the actors weren't empowered to speak naturally. Sounded as though they were performing to a class of 10-year olds in a patronising fashion. Were they trying to play it in a style they thought appropriate to the 1880s? If so, I think they guessed incorrectly. I've seen and heard Ibsen productions that flow properly and sound like real people are speaking.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Use of plot and imagery demonstrates Ibsen's perceptions of the human condition and of power inequalities in family/society. Is the main psychological theme (the life-lie) overly emphasised? It might not have seemed so if played in a more nuanced way.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-06-2011
  • Publisher: Fantom Films