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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%)
First Staged:
Original: 1893

The Master Builder (Drama Classics)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Paperback £4.99£3.99

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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'

Guardian

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

Independent
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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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