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

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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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Daughters of the Revolution
Edgar: Shorts
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
Testing the Echo
How Plays Work (revised and updated edition)
Playing With Fire
Trying It On
Albert Speer
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
If Only
A Time to Keep
Continental Divide
Mothers Against
Maydays (2018 version)
The Prisoner's Dilemma
How Plays Work (2009 edition)
Arthur & George (stage version)
The Shape of the Table
Written on the Heart

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