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£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2010

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by David Edgar

Paperback £10.99£8.79

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£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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