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The Pretenders

The Pretenders

By Charles Edward Pogue. Translated and adapted from Henrik Ibsen's The Pretenders

Product Code: PM8000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 8 to 13m., 4 to 6w.

Rights and availability
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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

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.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code PM8000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 150 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591738
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

“Charles Edward Pogue has whittled Ibsen's brilliant but unwieldy work into a taut and richly producible format that retains the Shakespearean scope of the original.” —F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times

“Full of humor, passion, and mystery.” —F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times 

“Pogue's intoxicating distillation restores Ibsen's neglected masterwork to its rightful place in the classical pantheon.” —F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times

“Pogue has already proven himself to be a keen adapter of classics and … he has resurrected and retooled Ibsen's least produced and most epic work.” —Lexington Herald-Leader