The Ibsen Society of America and Long Island University welcome you to the website of The Tenth International Ibsen Conference, held under the auspices of the International Ibsen Committee.
June 1-7, 2003
Over a hundred fifty scholars from seventeen
countries attended the 10th International Ibsen Conference, hosted by
the Ibsen Society of America and Long Island University, Brooklyn, June
1-7, 2003. The conference's sponsors were The Royal Norwegian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, The National Ibsen Committee of Norway, The Freedom
of Speech Foundation, Oslo, the Long Island University Board of Trustees,
and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Plenary speakers for the 10th conference were Eric Bentley, seminal scholar, critic, and translator of modern drama, and Emeritus, Columbia University; Marvin Carlson, prolific, award-winning scholar of world drama and performance and holder of the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature chair at the Graduate Center, CUNY; and Inga-Stina Ewbank, distinguished Ibsen and Shakespeare scholar and translator of Ibsen for major British Ibsen productions, and Emerita, The University of Leeds.
The conference's theatrical event was a site-specific
installation-performance based on Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea,
the creation of Ivan Talijancic, artistic director of the Wax Factory
performance group. The performance took place at the Old American Can
Factory, a multi-media performance space in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
For a review of an award-winning workshop production of the play and an
interview with Ivan Talijancic, click here.
last update April 25, 2013