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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Four Great Plays By Henrik Ibsen (59 Edition)

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Here, in a single volume, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrick Ibsen. Ghosts -the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. The Wild Duck — A poignant drama of lost illusions. An Enemy Of The People — Ibsen's vigorous attack on public opinion.  And A Doll's House — the play that scandalized the Victorian world with its unsparing views of love and marriage, featuring one of the most controversial heroines — and one of the most famous exists — in the literature of the stage.

About the Author

Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in 1828 into a prosperous family which quickly lost almost all of its resources. The subsequent despondency of his parents would later recur in Ibsen's plays, his parents serving as models of human wreckage. After a brief stint with the Norwegian Theater in Bergen, Ibsen moved to Oslo in 1857, married in 1859, and suffered through great financial hardship. Having received little recognition as a playwright, he began a 27-year expatriation in Italy in 1864. Brand(1865), published in Coppenhagen in 1866,was a success, as was Peer Gant(1867). Subsequent plays moved from social satire into a more experimental realm. A Doll's House (1879) and Ghosts (1881) aroused public outcry for their iconoclasm and An Enemy of the People (1882) dealt with the controversy. The Wild Duck(1884) introduced a new naturalistic style, later celebrated by Chekov. Despite his clashes with public opinion, Ibsen returned to Norway in 1891. He died in Oslo in 1906.

Table of Contents

A doll's house. — Ghosts. — An enemy of the people. — The wild duck.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212808
Translator:
Sharp, R. Farquharson
Preface:
Gassner, John
Translator:
Sharp, R. Farquharson
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik
Author:
Gassner, John
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Ibsen, Henrik
Subject:
Norwegian drama.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 306.
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19840431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.00x4.30x.77 in. .41 lbs.

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