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The Wild Duck

Posted 5 Mar 2012 @ 9:26am

Written in 1888, Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck epitomizes modernist naturalism. In this adaptation director Simon Stone (of The Hayloft Project) has taken Ibsen’s text and distilled it to its dramatic essence, transposing its exploration of family, greed, jealousy and paternal inheritance into the present day. What immediately becomes apparent is the strength and longevity of the play’s...

Posted 14 Feb 2012 @ 12:46pm


In Belvoir St Theatre’s promotional video for its production of The Wild Duck, a jittery soundtrack punctures scenes of a young family’s torrid internal affairs. But for a few brief seconds, a sexagenarian played by Anthony Phelan cradles a live duck onstage and all is unnervingly calm.


Henrik Ibsen’s play heads to the Malthouse Theatre this month after a...

Posted 23 Nov 2011 @ 10:38am

If Baz Luhrmann can do it, anyone can! Following a sold-out season at Sydney's Belvoir in early 2011, the Helpmann Award-winning adaptation of Ibsen's The Wild Duck is being brought to life by two of the finest talents dominating the Australian stage today – Ewen Leslie and Toby Schmitz. 


Directed by Simon Stone, this rendition of The Wild Duck transplants Ibsen's characters...

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