The Master Builder (Drama Classics)

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 (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'

Guardian

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

Independent

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:

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An Enemy of the People
Judgement Day
The Lady from the Sea
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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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