GHOSTS by Ibsen: Interactive commentary event
I almost think we are all of us ghosts.
It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that ‘walks’ in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs.
Ghosts is considered as one of Ibsen’s most controversial works with its numerous attacks upon 19th-century morality. Today we are still dealing with all these issues – as individuals and as a society.
Mrs. Alving is desperately trying to maintain her husband’s reputation despite his personal flaws; she even builds an orphanage dedicated to the late and great Captain Alving. Secrets from the past gradually come to light and the truth cannot be unseen – a tragedy unfolds.
"There are guides in the World. Though spatiality and synchronicity of theatre, they enable the classics, playwrights, writers, theatre artists and passionate audiences to meet, to connect and to be touched beyond the limitation of time. And this encounter makes us a better and more empathic human being. Its just like ghosts. Ghosts are souls. The beautiful of encounter of souls in reality."
Jess Leung, art critic
World Cultures Festival
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Chan Suk-yi*, Chan Chu-hei,
Bonni Chan, Jumbo Lam,
*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts