Little Eyolf

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

Henrik Ibsen's 1894 play Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmers family: the father, Alfred, his wife Rita, their crippled nine-year-old son Eyolf, and Alfred's sister Asta. As the play begins, Alfred has just gotten back from a trip to the mountains, and resolves to spend more time with his son, rather than on intellectual pursuits. Asta is romantically pursued by Borgheim, an engineer, while the cracks in Alfred and Rita's marriage gradually reveal themselves. The family receives a visit from the Rat-Wife, and are never the same again. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)


Alfred Allmers: Bruce Pirie
Rita Allmers: Elizabeth Klett
Eyolf: Katie Riley
Asta Allmers: Arielle Lipshaw
Engineer Borgheim: mb
The Rat-Wife: Ruth Golding
Narrator: Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:49:03
Play 02 Act 2 Elizabeth Klett
Ruth Golding
Play 03 Act 3 mb
Katie Riley