Four Major Plays

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Drama - 355 pages
In Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder Ibsen shifted his focus from the pressures exerted on women by society to the pressures individuals exert on other individuals in their urge to dominate and control one another. Hedda Gabler, 'a-crawl with the foulest passions of humanity', as one contemporary reviewer claimed, is also a flawed idealist in an anguished private dilemma; in creating her Ibsen brought dramatic prose towards the expression of a reality beneath the surface of words. This collection of plays is taken from the Oxford Ibsen, James McFarlane's acclaimed scholarly edition.
 

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I started to listen to this play on a Naxos CD. I highly recommend this classic. But for me, it is so *Powerful* that I could not finish it. This play changed things in the playwright world. I was ... Read full review

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This edition collects four of the famed Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's well-known plays: A Doll's House (Et Dukkehjem), Ghosts (Gengangere), Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder (Bygmester ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Select bibliography
xv
Chronology of Henrik Ibsen
xvii
A DOLLS HOUSE
xix
GHOSTS
89
HEDDA GABLER
165
THE MASTER BUILDER
265
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Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was an influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama.

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