Rosmersholm

Rosmersholm

By Henrik Ibsen

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Synopsis

"Rosmersholm" is a four-act play written by Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen, published in 1886 and performed in 1887. A portrait of idealism and democracy floundering in a society of conservatism and opportunism, "Rosmersholm" is considered by many to be Ibsens dramatic masterpiece. Johannes Rosmer has resigned as parish priest following the suicide of his wife. But his increasingly liberal ideas make him an object of suspicion to the local worthies, who also disapprove of the presence in his house of a much younger woman, Rebecca West, formerly his wife’s companion. As their relationship deepens and their isolation builds, the increasing moral pressures they face force them inexorably towards their fate...

Henrik Ibsen