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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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