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Okay but here’s the thing

I have this task for some Norwegian class to find a poem that i like, and then read it to the class

and i just found the best poem ever written

translation:

Dear, babycarrot - Henrik Ibsen 1942

Babycarrot

small

ugly

lives in the shadow of the carrot

babycarrot

The reason that many radicals as well as conservatives fail to grasp the powerful message of art is perhaps not far to seek. The average radical is as hidebound by mere terms as the man devoid of all ideas…But since art speaks a language of its own, a language embracing the entire gamut of human emotions, it often sounds meaningless to those whose hearing has been dulled by the din of stereotyped phrases.
—  Emma Goldman, The Social Significance of Modern Drama (1914)
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“Master Builder” by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by David Hare

Old Vic, 2015

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Linda Emond, Sarah Snook, James Dreyfuss, Charlie Cameron, Owen Findlay, Martin Hutson, James Laurenson, John McAndrew, Eleanor Montgomery, Eleanor Sutton & Peter Yapp

She cuts off out her options herself. She has threatened to pull off and burn her hair from a very early age. She is someone that has a self-destructing button in her. She was someone who was going to end up destroying herself and I think she suffers, I think she feels and thinks deeply. I have asked (director) very early on, is she a deep thinker, does she feel deeply. He said I think it’s both, I think she feels deeply but lives in the superficial. And a lot in this play is about courage. She hasn’t got the courage to live deeply
—  Ruth Wilson on Hedda Gabler from NT Discover
"Ibsen had a notable rivalry with Swedish playwright August Strindberg, who often accused Ibsen of stealing his ideas (claiming that Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler', for example, was a ripoff of his own 'Miss Julie'). Ibsen, delighted by the notion of having an archenemy, hung a huge portrait of a glowering Strindberg over his desk, and said that it helped him concentrate."

Ahahahahaha amazing.