Eye on Theatre: Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music By John Simon

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Ireland’s famed Abbey Theatre brought its production of Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. Three genuine stars head the cast of Ibsen’s penultimate play (1896), relatively rarely revived despite considerable contemporary interest. Bank manager John Gabriel Borkman, lover of Ella Rentheim, yielded her to a helpful lawyer friend, and lovelessly married her twin …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music By John Simon