The Master Builder

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Drama - 208 pages
23 Reviews
"The most gripping of Ibsen's later, brooding self-portraits, The Master Builder explores the nature of a messianic hero pulled down from the heights to reside in the community of men, and now painfully laboring to drag himself up again. Plays for Performance Series."

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User Review  - Rich Law - Goodreads

This is the strangest of the (four) Ibsen plays I've read. It seems more like a fable than the ultra-realism you see in a Doll's House. Nevertheless, it's pretty powerful stuff. The main themes I took ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zadignose - Goodreads

Help! Save me from having read this play! My brain is broken, and I don't know what to say. Claptrap! I think... or is it... aarghh... Dare I condemn theater for being too theatrical? A few days of ... Read full review

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Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realistic plays with contemporary settings, the most famous of which are A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway in 1906.

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