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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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