The Vikings of Helgeland

The Vikings of Helgeland

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The Vikings at Helgeland is Henrik Ibsen's seventh play. The Vikings at Helgeland was written during 1857 and first performed at Christiania Norske Theater in Oslo on 24 November 1858. The scenes take place during the time of Erik Blood-axe (c. 930-934) in the north of Norway in historic Helgeland. The play takes place at a time in which Norwegian society was adjusting from the tradition of Old Norse Sagas to the new era of Christianity. The play concerns the arrival of Ornulf, who with his 7 sons is seeking his daughter, Dagny, and foster-daughter, Hjordis, who were abducted and married by Sigurd and Gunnar, respectively. Tragedy compounded by conceptions of honour and duty lead to the deaths of all of Ornulf's sons, Sigurd (who is killed by Hjordis) and Hjordis (by suicide). The plot is reminiscent of the Germanic myth of Sigmund and Brynhilde.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514390663
  • 9781514390665

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