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Four Major Plays: Volume I: A Doll House/The Wild Duck/Hedda Gabler/The Master Builder (Signet Classics)

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The greatest works by the father of modern theater

Brilliantly exemplifying his landmark contribution to the theater, A Doll House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder are truly the greatest and best known works of Henrik Ibsen.

About the Author

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania--present-day Oslo--as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed "theater-poet" to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft. In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In 1864, exhausted and enraged by the frustration of his efforts toward a national drama and theater, he quit Norway for what became twenty-seven years of voluntary exile abroad. In Italy he wrote the volcanic Brand (1866), which made his reputation and secured him a poet's stipend from the government. Its companion piece, the phantasmagoric Peer Gynt, followed in 1867, then the immense double play, Emperor and Galilean (1873), expressing his philosophy of civilization. Meanwhile, having moved to Germany, Ibsen had been searching for a new style. With The Pillars of Society he found it; this became the first of twelve plays, appearing at two-year intervals, that confirmed his international standing as the foremost dramatist of his age. In 1900 Ibsen suffered the first of several strokes that incapacitated him. He died in Oslo on May 23, 1906.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451524065
Translator:
Fjelde, Rolf
Foreword:
Fjelde, Rolf
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik
Author:
Templeton, Joan
Author:
Fjelde, Rolf
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Ibsen, Henrik
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Revised ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19650101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.10x4.46x.65 in. .40 lbs.

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