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Ancient drama about war speaks to our time

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- You can hear the audience at a performance of Aeschylus' 2,500-year-old play, "The Persians," draw in its communal breath when one of the characters speaks movi
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Interview of the week: Patrick Stewart

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Patrick Stewart says that when it comes to acting he approaches his role in the "X-Men" movies with the same seriousness he would a part in an Henrik Ibsen play
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Today is Thursday, March 20, the 79th day of 2003 with 286 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2002 with 152 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2002 with 286 to follow. Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere at 2:16 p.m. EST. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian pronunciation: ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father" of modern drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, and Rosmersholm.

Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theater was required to model strict mores of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. The poetic and cinematic play Peer Gynt, however, has strong surreal elements.

Ibsen is often ranked as one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition. Richard Hornby describes him as "a profound poetic dramatist—the best since Shakespeare". He influenced other playwrights and novelists such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and Eugene O'Neill. Many critics consider him the greatest playwright since Shakespeare.

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