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Master Builder, The (Fjelde, trans.) - Full Length Play, Drama

Master Builder, The (Fjelde, trans.)

Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780451524065

Translated by Rolf Fjelde
A master builder, comes to be the most successful builder in his home town by a fortunate series of coincidences. Fjelde's translation of Ibsen's classic.

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Ibsen: 4 Major Plays, V. I (trans. Fjelde)

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A master builder, comes to be the most successful builder in his home town by a fortunate series of coincidences. He had previously conceived these in his mind, powerfully wished for them to come to pass, but never actually did anything about them. When his wife's ancestral home burned down, from a fire in a clothes cupboard, he had already imagined how he could cause such an accident in the wooden building and then profit from the destruction by dividing the land on which it stood into plots and covering it with homes for sale. From this fortuitous occurrence, and some chance misfortunes of his competitors, he comes to imagine that he only has to wish for something for it to come about.


4m, 3f


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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

Rolf Fjelde

Rolf Fjelde (1926-2002) was one of the formeost translators of Henrik Ibsen's plays into English, whose translations were heralded by Harold Clurman as ''the truest to the original and unexcelled for theatrical performance.'' Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Fjelde worked also a poet, playwright, and teacher. He earned degrees from Yale and Columbia Universities, was a founding editor of The Yale Poetry ... view full profile

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