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'

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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