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.

Press Quotes

'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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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