The tale of Peer Gynt will be the climax of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre's 1998-99 drama season. Written by Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt has been translated by Rupert Chan Kwun-yun and will be performed in Cantonese. The play, directed by renowned drama personality Michael Bogdanov, will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre from March 5 to 14. Peer Gynt was inspired by a Norwegian folk tale. Through the dramatic life of the central character Gynt, Ibsen expressed his views on the meaning of life. Ibsen was one of the greatest Norwegian playwrights of the 19th century. His work became more popular after the publication of Brand in 1866 and Peer Gynt in 1867. Ibsen's other well-known social dramas include Ghosts, The Wild Duck and A Doll's House. Bogdanov has produced, written and directed many dramas, including Hamlet , at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and Romeo and Juliet , at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. The Taming of the Shrew earned him the Director of the Year Award in 1979. Tickets at $80, $120 and $160 (students, half price) are available from Urbtix. For inquiries, call 2853-2634, and 2734-9009 for reservations.