The characters in Henrik Ibsen's haunting play Rosmersholm have a passionate faith in a bright future. Two of them share a passion for each other. But all this idealism is shot down over and over as dark family secrets are uncovered. Scott's poster for The Pearl shows a figure "gazing into an existential abyss". She could be either of two characters in the story who decide to drown themselves in the millpond – one before the play starts, the other in the final scene.

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