The Master Builder
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

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'

Guardian

'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:

Judgement Day
An Enemy of the People
Hedda Gabler
Nora : A Doll's House
John Gabriel Borkman
The League of Youth
Ibsen: Three Plays
Peer Gynt
John Gabriel Borkman
Hedda Tesman
Little Eyolf
A Doll's House
The Lady from the Sea
The Master Builder
Rosmersholm
Hedda Gabler
The Wild Duck
Ghosts
Rosmersholm
A Doll's House
The Lady From the Sea
An Enemy of the People
Peer Gynt
Ghosts
Emperor and Galilean
A Master Builder
Hedda
Hedda Gabler
John Gabriel Borkman
An Enemy of the People

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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