(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/17.)

Ibsen fanciers are in seventh heaven. In advance of the National's Emperor and Galilean, we get the British professional premiere of this 1869 prose comedy, although I did see it revived by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 18 years ago with a young Damian Lewis in the lead. Then as now, I am struck both by the play's structural creakiness and its exuberant exploration of what were to become standard Ibsen themes.

via http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/may/17/the-league-of-youth-review

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