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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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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