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.

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£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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