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'

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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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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