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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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