Page extent: 164
ISBN: 9781840020601
Binding: PaperBack

Three Danish Comedies

Johan Ludvig Heiberg, Ludvig Holberg

Translated by Michael Meyer
PaperBack (15 Sep 1999)

Includes the plays No, Jeppe of the Hill and The Scatterbrain

Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1791-1860) and Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) were two of the very few dramatists for whom Henrik Ibsen professed admiration. Heiberg’s apocalyptic comedy A Soul after Death almost certainly influenced Ibsen’s own Peer Gynt, but it is for his one-act vaudevilles such as No, translated here by Michael Meyer, that Heiberg is most celebrated. Holberg can justly be described as the father of Danish and Norwegian drama, and he wrote many comedies including Jeppe of the Hill and The Scatterbrain.

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ISBN13 9781840020601
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 164