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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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