The Master Builder

Cast: 3f 4m, plus extras

Staging: Single built set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

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'

Guardian

'Kenneth McLeish's fine translation that makes witty play with colloquialism'

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Cast: 3f 4m, plus extras

Staging:Single built set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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