Ghosts

(1987)
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The publication of Ghosts in 1881 caused an uproar and almost ruined Ibsen. It was banned across Europe and sales of his plays plummeted. Its themes of moral degredation - out-of-wedlock children, venereal disease, incest, infidelity, and euthanasia - proved too shocking. The play remains shocking even for modern-day audiences. Captain Alving was a respected man in his community, and on the tenth anniversary of his death, Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage in his honor. This effort however, is really an attempt by Mrs Alving to mask her hidden disgust with Captain Alving who in reality was a cheating, immoral philanderer who bequethed a deadly legacy to his son Oswald.

  1. Elijah Moshinsky

    Director

  2. Henrik Ibsen

    Writer

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  1. Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

  2. Michael Gambon

    Michael Gambon

  3. Kenneth Branagh

    Kenneth Branagh

  4. Natasha Richardson

    Natasha Richardson

  5. Freddie Jones

    Freddie Jones

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Ghosts

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  • June 14, 1987
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

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