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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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