Start reading When We Dead Awaken on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

When We Dead Awaken [Kindle Edition]

Henrik Ibsen , William Archer
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £4.99
Kindle Price: £0.00 includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £4.99 (100%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.00  
Hardcover £26.99  
Paperback £4.99  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product Description

Review

Attractively printed with brightly colored covers... Whatever is currently on your library's shelves, these adaptations would be an exciting addition. Kliatt

About the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 143 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414285892
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00849YRIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • : Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,995 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Final Ibsen 3 Jan. 2010
By Keris Nine TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
When We Dead Awaken (1899), Ibsen's final play and "Dramatic Epilogue", is one of a series of reflective works on the nature of the artist, his work and the price that must be paid for it. Professor Rubek is a sculptor who, disillusioned by the reception to his masterpiece - The Resurrection Day - which he believes no-one has truly understood, has abandoned his art for meaningless commercial work. His disillusionment with his work and its reception has however come at some cost to his humanity and at the expense of the people around him. At a mountain spa, the professor's aloofness consequently causes a certain bitterness, restlessness and detachment to creep into his marriage to Maia.

The distance between them is measured in other figures who "haunt" the spa. One is a woman, Irene, an old acquaintance who inspired Rubek's masterpiece. She believes that her soul has been destroyed since her time with the professor - she blames the professor for sucking the life out of her for his work with no concern for the person beneath ("The work of art first - then the human being") - and, now dead to the world, she has subsequently brought death to everyone around her. Maia, on the other hand, is inspired by the bear-hunter Ulfheim towards the physical, natural world, simultaneously repelled and attracted by his baseness.

Unlike Ibsen's other brooding plays with supernatural symbolism, there's little consequently that is subtle, mysterious or unexplained in When We Dead Awaken.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vampires 18 Mar. 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Arnold Rybeck,a famous sculpturer,goes on vacation with his wife Maja,back to home.There they both rerealize their lives with the presence of Irene and Ulfejm.Arnold and Irene realize that they were both dead in their previous lives and they decide to wake up.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Final Ibsen 3 Mar. 2010
By Keris Nine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
When We Dead Awaken (1899), Ibsen's final play and "Dramatic Epilogue", is one of a series of reflective works on the nature of the artist, his work and the price that must be paid for it. Professor Rubek is a sculptor who, disillusioned by the reception to his masterpiece - The Resurrection Day - which he believes no-one has truly understood, has abandoned his art for meaningless commercial work. His disillusionment with his work and its reception has however come at some cost to his humanity and at the expense of the people around him. At a mountain spa, the professor's aloofness consequently causes a certain bitterness, restlessness and detachment to creep into his marriage to Maia.

The distance between them is measured in other figures who "haunt" the spa. One is a woman, Irene, an old acquaintance who inspired Rubek's masterpiece. She believes that her soul has been destroyed since her time with the professor - she blames the professor for sucking the life out of her for his work with no concern for the person beneath ("The work of art first - then the human being") - and, now dead to the world, she has subsequently brought death to everyone around her. Maia, on the other hand, is inspired by the bear-hunter Ulfheim towards the physical, natural world, simultaneously repelled and attracted by his baseness.

Unlike Ibsen's other brooding plays with supernatural symbolism, there's little consequently that is subtle, mysterious or unexplained in When We Dead Awaken. The subtext that remains beneath the surface of the dramatist's previous play John Gabriel Borkman is here given foreground and precedence at the expense of realism, pushing it almost to the point of caricature, the play full of ominous foreshadowing and heavy metaphors (carving life out of a dead stone, a statue a "child" placed in a "grave" of a museum). It's quintessentially full-blooded Ibsen however, deeply moody, reflective and some of the imagery (Rubek's time with Irene "an episode" that she takes "so painfully to heart", the patching together of lives into a tattered rag) are at times brilliantly incisive in establishing an overall tone of dark cynicism, disillusionment and derision.
5.0 out of 5 stars A second chance 30 Dec. 2014
By Chiek - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Most of us have at least one great love or infatuation in our early lives that we let slip because we were too stupid, or too afraid to try only to regret forever for the rest of our lives. Some dwell on their loss and live like a dead men in a world without someone to love. Few have the rare fortune like professor Rubek to be reunited with the love of his life, Irene, after being separated for many years and was awaken from the dead. Others regret their loss but become reconciled with it after learning that it was never meant to be in their destiny. So they go on living life happily without regrets.
4.0 out of 5 stars When We Dead Awaken 5 Aug. 2013
By Maruja Romero - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent use of language, good plot. It's a classic. The reader has to take into account that "When We Dead Awaken" is a work for theater, and is not actual, of course.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 7 May 2015
By Nina S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ibsen's last play is rarely produced but reveals so much about Ibsen's later life.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category