Henrik Ibsen





Henrik Ibsen

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born
in Skien, Norway
March 20, 1828

died
May 23, 1906

gender
male

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About this author

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 Victorian values of family life and propriety largely held sway in Europe and any challenge to them was considered immoral and outrageous. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many facades, possessing a revelatory nature that was disquieting to many contemporaries.

Ibsen largely founded the modern stage by introducing a critical eye and free inquir...more


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“I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.”
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