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Four Major Plays: Volume 1

Four Major Plays: Volume 1

Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 9780451530226

Brilliantly exemplifying Henrik Ibsen's landmark contribution to the theater, this collection contains "A Doll's House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler," and The Master Builder." Revised reissue.

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Four Major Plays: Volume I
A Doll House
The Wild Duck
Hedda Gabler
The Master Builder

Among the greatest and best known of Ibsen's works, these four plays brilliantly exemplify his landmark contributions to the theater: his realistic dialogue, probing of social problems, and depiction of characters' inner lives as well as their actions. Rich in symbolism and often autobiographical, each of these dramas deals convincingly and provocatively with such universal themes as greed, fear, and sexual hostility, and confronts the eternal conflict between reality and illusion. These Rolf Fjelde translations have been widely acclaimed as the definitive versions of the major works of the father of modern theater.

Translated and with a Foreword by Rolf Fjelde
and a New Afterword by Joan Templeton

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off on extended travels in Europe, beginning a self-imposed exile that ... view full profile

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