When We Dead Awaken


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(2.7 stars; 9 reviews)

When We Dead Awaken (1899) is the last play by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Dreamlike and highly symbolic, the play charts the dissolution of sculptor Arnold Rubek's marriage to Maia, her flirtation with Ulfheim, and his involvement with the mysterious Irene, his former model. The tensions rise between the characters as they climb higher and higher into the Norwegian mountains. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)



Cast
Professor Arnold Rubek: bala
Maia Rubek: Libby Gohn
The Inspector: Ernst Pattynama
Ulfheim: Nicholas Anema
Irene: Elizabeth Klett
Sister of Mercy: Charlotte Duckett
Narrator: Arielle Lipshaw

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett (1 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Act 1 44:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 44:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Act 3 17:49 Read by Ernst Pattynama

Reviews


(2 stars)

Okay, loved the story. I've been listening to Ibsen's plays one by one and have enjoyed them all, thus far. The low rating is only for the readers. There were a couple good ones, but most were either difficult to understand or had no life in their reading.