The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854593511Publication Date:
12 Jun 1997
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
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Original: 1893

The Master Builder (Drama Classics)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

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Ibsen's study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience.

Solness, the master builder of the title, is a self-made and successful businessman. He has stopped building the churches and towers of his youth in order to concentrate on ordinary houses for people, ever since the home that his wife inherited burnt down, with their own children inside. His guilty feelings of worthlessness spur him into absurd power struggles in his office, but he is forced to face his guilt when the provocative Hilde arrives with her story from the past...

Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder was first published in 1892 and first performed in January 1893 at the Lessing Theatre in Berlin.

This English version, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.

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'Disturbing masterpiece'

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'Kenneth McLeish's fine translation that makes witty play with colloquialism'

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Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854593511Publication Date:
12 Jun 1997
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

A Doll's House
Nora : A Doll's House (2019 edition)
Rosmersholm
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)
Ghosts
Emperor and Galilean
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
A Master Builder
An Enemy of the People
Nora : A Doll's House
The Wild Duck
Peer Gynt
The Lady from the Sea
An Enemy of the People
Hedda Tesman
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
Hedda
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
Judgement Day
The League of Youth
Little Eyolf
A Doll's House (Drama Classic)
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Peer Gynt
Ibsen: Three Plays
John Gabriel Borkman
The Master Builder
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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Poetics
Ibsen: Three Plays
Peer Gynt
Oedipus
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Ubu (The Ubu Plays)
A Flea in Her Ear
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
Don Juan
A Doll's House (Drama Classic)
Bacchae
An Italian Straw Hat
Women of Troy
Medea (Drama Classics)

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