The Wild Duck

Premiére date23 Jan. 2020
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onThe Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period23 Jan. 2020  
WebsiteDET NORSKE TEATRET

About The Wild Duck

The Wild Duck (2020) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 3.

Lars Erik Holter directed it.

Gina Bernhoft Gørvell interpreted the role of Hedvig.

Frode Winther interpreted the role of Hjalmar Ekdal.

Gard Skagestad interpreted the role of Gregers Werle.

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    More about The Wild Duck

    At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Wild Duck:

    "Hedvig is 14 years old and feels different. Through the camera lens she tries to achieve contact with herself and the surrounding world, but the pictures only give her a stronger feeling of not belonging. She no longer sees herself, only the people around her. Who is the real Hedvig, behind filters and all the makeup?

    In this version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck we see the play from Hedvig's perspective. Her young rebellion isn't loud or external. Hedvig does as she is told. She observes, she discovers and she takes photos. From growing up in her parents' photo studio, she is familiar with lighting and camera angles. She covers her daily life with pictures and she covers her own moods beneath increasingly thick layers of makeup.

    Flees into photography

    Director Lars Erik Holter wants to use Ibsen's well-known text to do research into the relationship between the teenaged Hedvig and her parents: They love her a lot, yet they are unable to reach her. The feeble attempts at reaching across the generational gap fail equally from both sides. Hedvig lacks the language or the tools to translate her feelings into actions. She flees into photography and tries to convey her disquiet through the expositions. But how should the parents really respond to the statements of youth? Is it so easy to understand or to reach the daughter who is unable to translate her disquiet into words? Or do they perhaps have enough with their own challenges when life doesn't go as they had hoped?"

    SOURCES:

    The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 29.10.19, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/artiklar/her-er-v%C3%A5ren-2020

    The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 29.10.19, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/villanda