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The Complete Major Prose Plays

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This title includes the following works: Pillars of Society, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Rosmerholm, The Lady from the Sea, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, and When We Dead Awaken.
Paperback, 1152 pages
Published April 3rd 1978 by Plume (first published March 1st 1978)
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Acacia
May 31, 2007 Acacia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most people seem to find Ibsen absolutely insufferable. His plays can be exceedingly difficult to watch, but I find them absolutely wonderful to read. Particularly "Peer Gynt" and "Master Builder". When you read Ibsen, just bear in mind... it's all about syphilis. Seriously.
Keith
Feb 22, 2015 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have a love/hate relationship with Ibsen. Second in stature only to Shakespeare, one must recognize his genius of dramatic construction and his bravery in bringing social injustices and inequalities to light. He was pivotal in puncturing the haughty moralism of late 19th century western culture. And he practically invented naturalism/realism in the theatre.

But in these accomplishments, I feel that his domestic tragedies are emotionally manipulative, displaying a morally ambiguous melodrama in
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Ali
May 01, 2007 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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نمایش نامه های هنریک ایبسن مانند زندگی اش پر از فراز و نشیب اند. منتقدانی بودند که او را به راستی ستودند و نقادانی هرگز از او و آثارش خوششان نیامد. ایبسن به معنایی که دکتر امیر حسین آریانپور در کتاب "ایبسن آشوب گرای" گفته، چه در زندگی و چه در آثارش هم چون یک آنارشیست جلوه می کند. با وجودی که گفته اند از زمان شکسپیر به این سو دیگر زمان تراژدی سر آمده، برخی از منتقدان بر این عقیده اند که ایبسن تنها نمایش نامه نویسی ست که برخی از آثارش مانند اشباح و هداگابلر به تراژدی به معنای ارسطویی و شکسپیری آن ...more
Alex
Oct 17, 2009 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Ibsen. Although I had only read the play, A Doll's House, before my Scandinavian Lit class in college, I was not disappointed with his other works. His other plays are wonderful -- I especially like Ghosts.
In the end, I am particularly drawn to A Doll's House because it is one of the first feminist plays -- I eventually named my daughter after the main character!
So if you only read one Ibsen work, read A Doll's House, but if you like it, don't stop there!
Maggie Lorenz
Mar 16, 2010 Maggie Lorenz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ibsen has carefully detailed each of his characters movements thoughts and responses and providing tragic and honest circumstances of women and love during the time. I always enjoy when we dead awaken, particularly.
jordan
Jun 07, 2007 jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of these plays--Ibsen is brilliant. The last four plays of the cycle are more dense and abstract the the rest, but well worth the effort.
Blanche
Feb 26, 2011 Blanche rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
I'm going to have to put down each play separately, to count towards my 50 book total for the year, but I'm reading them out of this edition. All I can say is... Ibsen, you are a master.
Victoria
Sep 26, 2008 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my second favorite playwright. love how far ahead of his time he was.
Chris Brimmer
May 29, 2009 Chris Brimmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
Amazing how different plays read than novels. I think reading then seeing them enhances the appreciation of drama.
jenn
Apr 03, 2007 jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
genius.
Libby
Apr 24, 2008 Libby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Aspiring playwrights and actors.
Shelves: plays
For all that performing Ibsen goes in and out of style, his influence is as undeniable as his craft is superb. Want to write plays? Read Ibsen, write a five-act play, then conquer the world.
Risa
Jun 10, 2009 Risa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Elise
Mar 01, 2008 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best translator of Ibsen
Michaela
To be frank, Realism isn't quite my thing. But the plays are good, and fun to read for the most part. Don't know if I'll ever read them for fun, but if I ever do, I'll let you know how it goes.
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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.

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