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:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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