The Master Builder

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Drama - 208 pages
16 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  - Sujeet - Goodreads

This has got to be the best of Ibsen's plays that I have read. Love. Treachery. Betrayal. Ambition. Fear. Fantasy. Insanity. Remorse. Hedonism. Redemption. Retribution. - All there. If you are not a feminist, probably, this is the first play you should attempt of Ibsen. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

It's very odd to see a recycled character from another play show up in another play. In The Master Builder, there is a loose tie-in to The Lady from the Sea, using one of the daughters from the ... 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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