Henrik Ibsen

4 Scandi Trailblazers Who Changed the World

When Nora, heroine of Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, walks out on her husband, she slams the door as she goes. It was said that the sound of that slamming door echoed around the marital homes of Europe, resulting in some very worried husbands. Ibsen’s feminism, so strongly depicted in this play, was unfortunately not carried into his private life. Henrik Ibsen’s personal life was a turbulent one – learn more about this great dramatist and his finest play.

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Henrik Ibsen, the ‘Father of Realism’, broke all the theatrical rules of his day and founded modern theatre. After Shakespeare, he is considered the second-most influential playwright of all time, and such plays as Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck and Hedda Gabler challenged audiences in Ibsen’s day and continue to do so today. Just $15, purchase access here.

Henrik Ibsen
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Thank you, Susannah - that was delightful I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks I do love the EH Shepard illustrations

Thank you, Susannah – that was delightful. I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks. I do love the E.H. Shepard illustrations.

Margaret
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Thank you, Susannah - that was delightful I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks I do love the EH Shepard illustrations
Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you

Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you.

Kelly
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Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you
Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed y... more

Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them. Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed your lectures very much, there were so many lovely pictures and unexpected sidelights that I was very well entertained. You really brought out how these four brilliant misfits made a difference to English culture!

I would have loved to have taken part in the actual lectures, but 5 pm on a weekday does not work for me, unfortunately, so I was pleased to be able to catch the lectures later. I look forward to further lectures in the future.

Merete
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Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed your lectures very much, there were so many lovely pictures and unexpected sidelights that I was very well entertained You really brought out how these four brilliant misfits made a difference to English culture! I would have loved to have taken part in the actual lectures, but 5 pm on a weekday does not work for me, unfortunately, so I was pleased to be able to catch the lectures later I look forward to further lectures in the future
I absolutely love receiving your programs!

I absolutely love receiving your programs!

Wendy
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I absolutely love receiving your programs!
I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous ... more

I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series.
Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous personas.

As the ladies say, “It’s not easy”. What an understatement!

Gayle
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I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous personas As the ladies say, "It's not easy" What an understatement!
Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence A great woman Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thi... more

Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence. A great woman. Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness. In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thinkers, so different from their peers as Florence was could be bi-polar. Her debilitating illnesses would have exacerbated this. So much of what I learned as a nurse came directly from her teachings. 
All the stats we continually collected also came from her.

Jann
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Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence A great woman Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thinkers, so different from their peers as Florence was could be bi-polar Her debilitating illnesses would have exacerbated this So much of what I learned as a nurse came directly from her teachings All the stats we continually collected also came from her
I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teach... more

I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah. Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teaching!

I’m sure to use the things I have learned in class. Thank you!
Cathy
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I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teaching! I'm sure to use the things I have learned in class Thank you!
I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations

I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations.

Thelma
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I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations
Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us  Photographic memory!

Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us.  Photographic memory!

Stephanie
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Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us  Photographic memory!
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson.

Sandra
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Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson
Another great and inspiring talk  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy

Another great and inspiring talk.  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy.

Christine
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Another great and inspiring talk  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy
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Comments (2)

  1. Marcia Vallance

    Thankyou for a wonderful talk about Henrik Ibsen, one of my favourite playwrights. You were talking about other Scandinavian trailblazers and I haven’t heard you ever mention Tove Jansson, artist and author of the Moomin books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Tove Jansson Work and Love” by Tuula Karjalainen. Perhaps you have read it and enjoyed it too. Tove was a true trailbrazer, writing these amazing books and illustrating them herself. She was also a friend of Astrid Lindgren.
    Regards,
    Marcia Vallance

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Oh I love the Moomins and not long ago watched a fascinating documentary about Tove. An amazing woman. I was sticking to Sweden, Denmark and Norway because that was where my literary tour and I’d already done a lot of the work, but if I do a Scandi Trailblazers Part 2, I’d certianly include Tove.
      Thanks for the reminder.

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