Ghosts


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 28 reviews)

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts was first published in 1881 and staged in 1882, and like his earlier play A Doll's House, profoundly shocked his contemporaries. Dubbed "a dirty deed done in public" by one of its critics, the play focuses on (among other things) venereal disease, euthanasia, and incest. The original title literally means "the ones who return," and the play is about how we can deal with the awful legacy of the past. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:

Mrs. Alving: Elizabeth Klett
Oswald Alving: mb
Pastor Manders: Bruce Pirie
Jacob Engstrand: Algy Pug
Regina Engstrand: Availle
Narrator: J. M. Smallheer

Audio edited by: mb (2 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Act 1 54:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Act 2 46:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Act 3 29:18 Read by Bruce Pirie

Reviews

another good job by the volunteers


(4 stars)

This is a short play and is a good one to start with to begin studying Ibsen's themes and style.


(4 stars)

nothing like I expected. The characters are well written. the story well done. and the preacher a bumbling buffoon


(0.5 stars)

Really disappointed with the readings, so e of the characters were barely understandable.