Henrik IBSEN (1828 - 1906), translated by William ARCHER (1856 - 1924)

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts was first published in 1881 and staged in 1882, and like his earlier play A Doll's House, profoundly shocked his contemporaries. Dubbed "a dirty deed done in public" by one of its critics, the play focuses on (among other things) venereal disease, euthanasia, and incest. The original title literally means "the ones who return," and the play is about how we can deal with the awful legacy of the past. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)


Mrs. Alving: Elizabeth Klett
Oswald Alving: mb
Pastor Manders: Bruce Pirie
Jacob Engstrand: Algy Pug
Regina Engstrand: Availle
Narrator: J. M. Smallheer

Audio edited by: mb

Genre(s): Plays, Drama, Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Elizabeth Klett
Algy Pug
Play 02 Act 2 J. M. Smallheer
Play 03 Act 3 Bruce Pirie