Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen

The Characters

ÅSE, a peasant’s widow.

PEER GYNT, her son.

TWO OLD WOMEN with corn-sacks.

ASLAK, a smith.

WEDDING–GUESTS.

A MASTER–COOK, A FIDDLER, etc.

A MAN AND WIFE, newcomers to the district.

SOLVEIG and LITTLE HELGA, their daughters.

THE FARMER AT HEGSTAD.

INGRID, his daughter.

THE BRIDEGROOM and His PARENTS.

THREE SAETER–GIRLS.

A GREEN–CLAD WOMAN.

THE OLD MAN OF THE DOVRE.

A TROLL–COURTIER.

SEVERAL OTHERS.

TROLL–MAIDENS and TROLL–URCHINS.

A COUPLE OF WITCHES.

BROWNIES, NIXIES, GNOMES, etc.

AN UGLY BRAT.

A VOICE IN THE DARKNESS.

BIRD–CRIES.

KARI, a cottar’s wife.

Master COTTON, Monsieur BALLON, Herren VON EBERKOPF and TRUMPETERSTRALE, gentlemen on their travels.

A THIEF and A RECEIVER.

ANITRA, daughter of a Bedouin chief.

ARABS, FEMALE SLAVES, DANCING–GIRLS, etc.

THE MEMNON–STATUE (singing).

THE SPHINX AT GIZEH (muta persona).

PROFESSOR BEGRIFFENFELDT, Dr. Phil., director of the madhouse at Cairo.

HUHU, a language-reformer from the coast of Malabar.

HUSSEIN, an eastern Minister.

A FELLAH, with a royal mummy.

SEVERAL MADMEN, with their KEEPERS.

A NORWEGIAN SKIPPER and HIS CREW.

A STRANGE PASSENGER.

A PASTOR.

A FUNERAL–PARTY.

A PARISH–OFFICER.

A BUTTON–MOULDER.

A LEAN PERSON.

[The action, which opens in the beginning of the nineteenth century, and ends around the 1860’s, takes place partly in Gudbrandsdalen, and on the mountains around it, partly on the coast of Morocco, in the desert of Sahara, in a madhouse at Cairo, at sea, etc.]

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