The Master Builder
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'


'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'

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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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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