Rosmersholm

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henrik Ibsen

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: December 2016

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

Rosmersholm is a play written in 1886 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In the estimation of many critics the piece is Ibsen's masterwork, only equalled by The Wild Duck of 1884. As expressed by the protagonist, Rosmer, the theme of the play is social and political change, in which the traditional ruling classes relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society, but the action is entirely personal, resting on the conduct of the immoral, or amoral, "free thinking" heroine, Rebecca, who sets herself to undermine Rosmer's religious and political beliefs because of his influential position in the community. Rebecca has abandoned not only Christianity but, unlike Rosmer, she has abandoned the whole ethical system of Christianity as well. Possibly she may be taken as Ibsen's answer to the question of whether or not Christian ethics can be expected to survive the death of the Christian religion. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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  • Marguerite B.

    Unfortunately i can only say that the production of the narration is terrible, the voices are in no way integrated. it sounds as though each actor as read a script in isolation then the recordings have been.cut and pasted without any attention to the overall effect, very sad.