The Pretenders

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Haakon, young and inspired, and Skule, seasoned but unsure, are two men of honor who both claim the right to Norway s crown. Among the shadows, manipulating events that stoke and stymy the dreams of both men, slides the wily Bishop Nicholas pursuing his own mysterious ends. Ibsen s turbulent tale dissects the timeless motives that the political and powerful must ever ask themselves do I do what I do for the greater good or for personal glory? This lean, swift-paced version of the classic play captures the poetic imagination and psychological intensity of this sweeping, yet intimate epic that explores the nature of power and personal ambition, the obligation of leadership and the search for national unity.

PublisherDramatic Publishing Co.
CategoryFull Length Play
AuthorCharles Edward Pogue
Music Byn/a
Duration150 mins
Adapted Byn/a
Based OnHenrik Ibsen
Performed ByStudents Adults
Performed ForStudents Adults
Royalty PlayDramatic Publishing Co.
Sale Price$18.50 (excl. GST and postage)
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