Annual Ibsen Lecture 2019

Samuel Adamson (UK) is one of the world’s leading Ibsen adaptors. He will be visiting Oslo to discuss his latest play Wife (2019), inspired by A Doll’s House. The Centre for Ibsen Studies proudly presents an evening with Samuel Adamson at the Annual Ibsen Lecture on 21 November at the National Library. Adamson has previously reworked Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (2003), Pillars of the Community (2005) and Little Eyolf (Mrs. Affleck, 2009); the last two were commissioned by the Royal National Theatre in London. “Samuel Adamson’s exciting new play explores the evolving institution of marriage. Sam has had a long relationship with Ibsen. We are delighted to have him in Oslo in order to discuss the disconcerting and surprising aspects of Ibsen’s works that are made relevant again and again by dramatists like him,” says Liyang Xia, Acting Head of the Centre for Ibsen Studies. The Annual Ibsen Lecture includes an exclusive discussion between Adamson and Xia. It will also feature a special reading of scenes from Wife by professional actors, chosen in cooperation with The Norwegian Ibsen Company, founded by Kåre Conradi.