Ibsen's last work to use poetry as a medium of dramatic expression, Peer Gynt carries the marks of his later, prose plays. Its literary antecedents include Faust and Hans Christian Andersen, but the play draws on Ibsen's own childhood and character. He wrote that he derived many features of Peer Gynt from "self-dissection," creating a self-centered and irresponsible, but ultimately forgiveable, rogue.
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Review: Peer GyntUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
Peer Gynt is Ibsen's most famous work and possibly the most famous work of Norwegian literature. It would be tempting therefore to say that it needs no introduction, but of course it does. It seems ... Read full review
Review: Peer GyntUser Review - Richard Brear - Goodreads
"Peer Gynt" would be an awfully challenging play to "stage." For one thing, there are so many settings, ranging from forests to deserts, oceans to mountaintops. Canyons, villages, floating wreckage ... Read full review