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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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