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A Doll's House and Other Plays

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Publisher Comments:

Three of Ibsen's best known plays.

Synopsis:

The plays in this volume - "A Doll's House", "The League of Youth" and "The Lady From the Sea" - demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention.

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 Christianiapresent-day Osloas 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:
9780140441468
Translator:
Watts, Peter
Author:
Absen, Henrik
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Author:
Watts, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Alienation (Social psychology)
Subject:
Ibsen, Henrik
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19650631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.74x5.03x.80 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The plays in this volume - "A Doll's House", "The League of Youth" and "The Lady From the Sea" - demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention.
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