The Master Builder

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging: action takes place in and outside a house

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421066Publication Date:
9 Sep 2010
Size: 200mm x 132mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2010

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by David Edgar

Paperback £8.99£7.19

An enthralling version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Henrik Ibsen's late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

This version of Ibsen's play The Master Builder, by David Edgar, was first staged at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2010.

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'David Edgar's new version of the text certainly makes you sit up and listen'

Guardian

'A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood'

Telegraph

'David Edgar's sinewy new version of the text is well served and well balanced'

Financial Times

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging:action takes place in and outside a house

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421066Publication Date:
9 Sep 2010
Size: 200mm x 132mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

Ibsen: Three Plays
Nora : A Doll's House (2019 edition)
Rosmersholm
Hedda
An Enemy of the People
Ghosts
Peer Gynt
John Gabriel Borkman
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)
The Lady from the Sea
The Wild Duck
The League of Youth
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Nora : A Doll's House
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
Judgement Day
Emperor and Galilean
An Enemy of the People
A Master Builder
Little Eyolf
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
A Doll's House
Hedda Tesman
A Doll's House (Drama Classic)
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
Peer Gynt
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
John Gabriel Borkman

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Also by David Edgar:

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Mothers Against
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
Edgar: Shorts
If Only
Arthur & George (stage version)
How Plays Work
Pentecost
Trying It On
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
Albert Speer
The Shape of the Table
Daughters of the Revolution
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Playing With Fire
Continental Divide
Written on the Heart
A Time to Keep
Testing the Echo
Maydays (2018 version)

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