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'

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

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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