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Home Light (World Light)
"... Live there, no sorrow and therefore the joy is not necessary,
where there is beauty alone, above every claim."
One of the most beloved stories by the Nobel Laureate in a new production by Kjartan Ragnarsson. A fascinating study of desire, secular poverty and spiritual wealth.
Kjartan Ragnarsson has previously created theater from Laxness' early novels with great success, many remember the impressive installation of Independent People at the National Theatre in 1999 and his part in the World Light premiere which opened at the Reykjavík City Theatre in 1989, Light of the World and in the Netherlands. The Christmas show in the National Theatre is Kjartan's new production that he has made of Heimsljós, and it's basis is the novel in its entirety.
Home Light, which was published in four parts between 1937 and 1940, is the story of the poor folk poet Olaf Kárason Ljósvíking. In his youth he installation of an town feet under foot foot after he moves to the village centers Bay. All of his life he is poor, forsaken and left behind. But anyway, the poet is "a sense of the world, and it is the poet as all other people have problems too."
Home Light is a complex task. It is poetical works of propositional poet who despite sympathy for their brethren outside the environment, seized the desire for something exalted higher than routine daily work system has to offer. But also it is social history of poverty, oppression, class conflict and dreams of life more beautiful and more just society.
Hilmir Snær Guðnason and Björn Thors interpret person Light Viking simultaneous exhibition.