Henrik Ibsen’s enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale – a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had had more brains she would have thought her way out of it; if she had had more courage she would have bolted long ago with Lovborg, the only true creative force in the vicinity whose manuscript she burns in the stove as if she were aborting their unconceived child.
Director: Trevor Nunn.
Writers: Trevor Nunn (adaptation), Henrik Ibsen (play).
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Peter Eyre, Timothy West, Jennie Linden, Patrick Stewart, Constance Chapman, Pam St. Clement.
1976 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Glenda Jackson).
1976 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
1976 Golden Globes – Nominated for the Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Glenda Jackson).
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Many thanks to Michael for sending me a good quality transfer of this movie, this one is much better than the hideous copy currently available on Youtube.
I just saw Glenda Jackson on Broadway in King Lear. She was awesome.
I am reading the play for my World Lit class in college and by far this is one of the few plays/works we have gone over that I thoroughly enjoyed.