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Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow
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First performed in 1882, this show was considered indecent at the time, telling the story of a widow trapped by the memories of her cruel husband.

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Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving’s dissolute life.


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Reviews (12)

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Ambitious, Great acting, Riveting, Great set, Imperfect script

See it if you love the wonderful Manville. The script has gaps, but the issues still resonate. And the set is fabulous. The ending is so sad.

Don't see it if you dislike talky plays. Ibsen's people do a lot of yakking. The period piece was a polished pleasure. I'm glad I had a chance to see it.

Also I'm catching up on past reviews. BAM is a fine home to classics. GHOST... Read more Read less

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound, Dated

See it if You enjoy classic plays, great acting

Don't see it if Issues that are dated don't interest you

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you love Ibsen and/or Lesley Manville.

Don't see it if you don't like great writing or great acting.

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you like intense plays.

Don't see it if don't like complicated family relationships.

Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intense, Great staging

See it if You like classics and haunting stories. Manville shines. Go for Richard Eyre's directing and the cast. I was shaken like I was supposed to.

Don't see it if It's very dark and intense, and the end might read melodramatic to some. But great production.

Great acting, Slow, Great staging

See it if you want to see excellent performances from a talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't have patience for slower paced shows.

Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Great staging

See it if Great writing, staging and acting. Interesting plot development and story.

Don't see it if you don't want to go to Brooklyn.

Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see

See it if The most amazing choreography I have ever seen- using technology that leaves you awed.

Don't see it if you do not deal with death well.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you love classic plays in general and Ibsen plays in particular. If you enjoy powerful performances & traditional stagings of classic plays.

Don't see it if You only like musicals, hate classic plays or Ibsen, or if you only enjoy more innovative or edgy stagings in revivals of classic plays.

Also Wonderful performances, but thought there was more to mine in the rela... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid, Slow, Great staging

See it if you want to see a cool fight scene in the subway.

Don't see it if you're not into cheesy love stories.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Liked the movie

Don't see it if Didn't like the movie

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great staging

See it if you're an Ibsen fan or a fan of classic 20th century theater.

Don't see it if you're expecting an action-packed, fast-paced play.