Henrik Ibsen – book launch to commemorate the "Father of Modern Drama"


The year 2006 marks the centenary of the death of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen – the most widely performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.

The Platform For Alternate Culture, in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo, has organised a series of activities and events in Sri Lanka to commemorate the centenary of Henrik Ibsen’s death. All these projects have been very successful.

The next event is the launch of three books on 19 May 2006. Two of the books are translations of Ibsen’s poems into Singhalese and Tamil. The third book, Ibsen the Immortal, contains selected essays by school children, university students and academics on Ibsen and his work.

Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education, will be the Chief Guest at the launch, which will take place on 19 May at the BMICH in Colombo.

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