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Monday, February 1, 2010

BEYOND HUMAN POWER

Beyond Human Power by Bjornstjerne Bjornson 1883
Translated by Lee M. Hollander

This is a very interesting play. I'm going to have to read it again. It turned out differently than I expected by the first act curtain. The final (second act) curtain scene blew me away. The structure is very modern. The story of a rural mystic pastor miracle healer who wants to save his dying wife, who has lost her faith.

The cast is huge and it would take a couple weeks of table reading to figure out the questions about/problems with the first act.

Bjornson won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903, with an asterix. He was on the committee that chose the winner.

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