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The Master Builder and Other Plays

The Master Builder and Other Plays

Henrik Ibsen, Tore Rem (Editor), Barbara Haveland (Translator)

ISBN: 9780141194592

Henrik Ibsen’s most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series

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This new Penguin Classics series of Henrik Ibsen’s plays will offer the best available editions in English of the great works by “the father of modern drama,” all under the general editorship of Ibsen scholar Tore Rem. All plays included here are newly translated and based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian texts. The Master Builder and Other Plays collects his last four plays: Little EyokfJohn Gabriel Borkman, and When We Dead Awaken, in addition to the title play.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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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