Peer Gynt

2013-2014 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Peer Gynt - Henrik Ibsen
Launch: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 15/11/2013

A masterful dramatic poem, based on an old Norwegian folk tale that Ibsen wrote during his stay in Italy in 1867. The principal hero, Peer Gynt, a dreamer and idealist, like another Don Quixote, armed with boundless imagination and his vision of an ideal world, takes us into a realm of dreamlike adventure. Peer Gynt is a dream and at the same time a theatrical fantasy, a production of great visual and musical appeal. A dreamy poem, where the theatre reveals its magical mechanisms and leads us on a journey of initiation into the wisdom of life.

Playwright: Henrik Ibsen
Translation: Giorgos Xenias
Adaptation: Giorgos Xenias
Dramaturgical Advising: Giannis Margaritis
Choreography: Amalia Bennett
Movement consultant: Amalia Bennett
Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris
Assistant Director: Giannis Paraskevopoulos
Assistant Director: Manolis Fountoulis
64 performances - 7.799 specators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (15/11/2013 - 26/01/2014)
This is the first staging of Peer Gynt by NTNG. (In 2007 it had hosted the Berliner Ensemble production, directed by Peter Zadek, as part of the 11th European Theatre Festival).
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