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Fiction
Author: Henrik Johan Ibsen
ISBN: 0553210408
Subcategory: Poetry
Publisher Bantam Books (October 1981)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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Henrik Johan Ibsen (/ˈɪbsən/; Norwegian: ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director

Henrik Johan Ibsen (/ˈɪbsən/; Norwegian: ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder

This book is great! Henrik Ibsen is an amazing playwright. Ibsen is concerned with social criticism and each of these plays reflects his change in perspective as he tries to write a drama that will be both socially relevant and commercially successful

This book is great! Henrik Ibsen is an amazing playwright. This book has comical aspects, but also hints at some societal issues during the time in which it was written. Ibsen is concerned with social criticism and each of these plays reflects his change in perspective as he tries to write a drama that will be both socially relevant and commercially successful. You have to remember the time and place that considered it shocking for Nora to leave her husband or for Mrs. Alving to consider euthenasia for her son. By turning to "comedy" (of a sort) in "An Enemy of the People," Ibsen found a way of making his point in a manner more acceptable to his audiences.

Author Ibsen, Henrik Johan, Ibsen, Henrik, Sharp, R. Farquharson, Gassner, John.

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Ibsen, Henrik; Sharp, Robert Farquharson (Robert Farquharson), 1864-1945. some text running into the center throughout whole book.

Enduring Liturature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship Four of the most popular and profound works from the playwright known as the father of modern theater

Enduring Liturature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship Four of the most popular and profound works from the playwright known as the father of modern theater.

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama. Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians. His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Vi Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama.

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Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in 1828 into a prosperous family which quickly lost almost all of its resources. The subsequent despondency of his parents would later recur in Ibsen's plays, his parents serving as models of human wreckage

Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in 1828 into a prosperous family which quickly lost almost all of its resources. The subsequent despondency of his parents would later recur in Ibsen's plays, his parents serving as models of human wreckage. After a brief stint with the Norwegian Theater in Bergen, Ibsen moved to Oslo in 1857, married in 1859, and suffered through great financial hardship. Having received little recognition as a playwright, he began a 27-year expatriation in Italy in 1864. Brand(1865), published in Coppenhagen in 1866,was a success, as was Peer Gant(1867).

A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on the stage. The play ushered in a new social era and "exploded like a bomb into contemporary life". These two powerful and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen made his reputation as a playwright.

Enduring Liturature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship Four of the most popular and profound works from the playwright known as the "father of modern theater. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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Bladecliff
Just what I was looking for.
Buriwield
The plays were much better than I had anticipated and I thoroughly enjoyed A Doll's House in particular. I have not read all 4, but can say that Ghosts and Hedda Gabler were good too.
tref
This book is great! Henrik Ibsen is an amazing playwright. This book has comical aspects, but also hints at some societal issues during the time in which it was written. Very great book!!!!!
Winawel
Bought this for OSHER (adult life learning class) and very satisfied. Well written introduction and the four major plays. Nice inexpensive paperback. Buy it if you want to read these plays.
Xcorn
This book was exactly what I needed for class. I have not had a chance to read it yet. I'm looking forward to it.
Gerceytone
It arrived on time and in great condition. I needed this book for a class and I thought that I would have to go without but the book arrived on the first estimated day of delivery.
Still In Mind
Henrik Ibsen's creation of "modern theater" makes him one of the most influential playwrights, along with William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett, in the history of drama. This unique collection of the four plays he wrote between 1879 and 1884 provides teachers of drama/literature with an opportunity to look at a major writer trying to develop his craft. Ibsen is concerned with social criticism and each of these plays reflects his change in perspective as he tries to write a drama that will be both socially relevant and commercially successful. You have to remember the time and place that considered it shocking for Nora to leave her husband or for Mrs. Alving to consider euthenasia for her son. By turning to "comedy" (of a sort) in "An Enemy of the People," Ibsen found a way of making his point in a manner more acceptable to his audiences. By looking at not only the plays but how each was received by the public, teachers/students can better appreciate what Ibsen was trying to do with each successive play.
For all four of these plays the notion of responsibility is primary. In "A Doll's House" Nora Helmer decides to leave her husband because he is unworthy of her love. In "Ghosts," Mrs. Alving has to decide whether she should give her diseased son poison as a mercy killing. In "An Enemy of the People," Dr. Stockmann decides to stay and fight to have the infected baths repaired even after the town ostracizes him. Finally, in "The Wild Duck" the idealist Gregers Werle comes home and destroys a family by insisting the truth be told. A classroom set of this particular volume is relatively inexpensive and provides an excellent case study of the growth of a major writer. Students do not often get the opportunity to read several works by the same writer. Shakespeare is the exception to this rule, but usually students are exposed to different types of plays (comedy, tragedy, history) rather than to a series of consecutively written plays.
So much in reading Ibsen depends upon the translation of these great works. These four plays of Ibsen's so-called "realistic period" revolve around social issues of his day which plague us 100 years later. Do we ever learn from such literary wake-up calls? Although the dramatic tensions here, which could have easily have been 20th Century tensions, rumble through these plays, the translations here are wordy and dated, thus making the plays sound overly melodramatic and at times downright silly. Still, everyone should read -- and discuss -- Ibsen's plays for their uneasy questions regarding universal social problems: money, privacy, freedom to act, government corruption, unchecked journalism, and the moral and physical diseases which only seem to wear a new face each year.