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The Complete Major Prose Plays

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  177 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Apr 24, 2008 Libby rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
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.
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.
Chris Brimmer
Amazing how different plays read than novels. I think reading then seeing them enhances the appreciation of drama.
Jul 18, 2012 Risa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays by Henrik Ibsen (1978)
my second favorite playwright. love how far ahead of his time he was.
Best translator of Ibsen
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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.

His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu
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