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

Paperback £4.99£3.99

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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.

Press Quotes

'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:

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

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Also by Kenneth McLeish:

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

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