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The Vikings at Helgeland

  • Johanne Dybwads plass 1, Oslo
  • 815 00 811
  • September 10, 2018 - September 18, 2018
  • (5 Upcoming Dates)
Overview

Ibsenian Viking drama in a post-apocalyptic age.

Hjørdis is a conflict-hunting uncompromising and powerful woman, formed of a world driven by raw muscular strength and honour. Embittered by male advantage, she attempts to navigate her way in a society, which provides her no room to develop as she wants. When Hjørdis discovers that she is living a lie, she reacts ruthlessly, and demonstrates that she is willing to fight for what she believes in.

Henrik Ibsen’s early drama, ironically enough named Vikings of Helgeland, is an intrigue drama, a feminist manifesto and a family tragedy, which points the way for the rest of Ibsen’s authorship.

Ibsen set Vikings of Helgeland in pagan times, the Viking Age, in a society far removed from the safety and protection of the modern rule of law. The young and upcoming director Eline Arbo instead sets the events in a post-apocalyptic age; a post moral age, where our notions of rights and equality no longer apply.

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The performance is included in the programme of the 2018 International Ibsen Festival, and will be performed with English subtitles during the festival period (8–19 September).

  • Last Updated: 06/28/2018
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Dates

Mon, September 10, 2018 8:00 PM

Tue, September 11, 2018 8:00 PM

Wed, September 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Mon, September 17, 2018 8:00 PM

Tue, September 18, 2018 8:00 PM

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