The Master Builder
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'


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


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

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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