St John's Night archiveJulian Poulsen and Johannes Birk, students from Christiania, accompany Jorgen Kvist on a visit to the farm of his aunt Mrs. Berg in Telemark. Johannes is secretly engaged to Mrs. Berg's daughter Juliane but finds himself drawn to her stepdaughter Anne, who is believed to be simpleminded. After a midsummer night's adventure at a fairy mound in the woods, the lovers change partners, the self-inflated nationalist Julian pairing off with the flighty, literal-minded Juliane, whereas the imaginative Johannes and Anne, in their engagement, affirm the superior reality of those who see poetry as truth.


Author: Henrik Ibsen
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Work type: Play.


UK PremierePresented byJermyn Street Theatre. Translation James McFarlane. Director Anthony Biggs. Design James Perkins. Lighting Richard Howell. Music Luke Bateman. Performer Sara Crowe. Performer Louise Calf. Performer Isla Carter. Performer Roddy Maude-Roxby. Performer David Osmond. Performer Danny Lee Wynter. Performer Ed Birch. Performer Harry Napier. Performer Luke Bateman.
10 Jul 12 to 4 Aug 12Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
listing details L1062019484

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