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'

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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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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