19:30, Tue 22nd – Sat 26th November 2005 at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 7
At the dark heart of master playwright Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts lies the tortured fate of a woman denied any chance of fulfilment by a male dominated world. In Ghosts Ibsen damningly exposes the hypocrisy and limitations of a self-righteous society, and his subversive treatment of marriage, infidelity, incest and venereal disease provoked scandalized outcry when first performed. Yet ultimately it is the eternal question of the individual’s right to self expression and freedom which drives this powerful tragedy – a question voiced by Ghosts as shockingly and vibrantly now as it ever was.