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Ghosts and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0140441352

ISBN-13: 9780140441352

Edition: 1964

Authors: Henrik Ibsen, Peter Watts, Peter Watts, Henrik Ibsen

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The three plays that comprise this anthology focus on family affairs and how members of families struggle to stay together and expose the lies and hypocrisy that frequently threaten their integrity.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1964
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1964
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.31" wide x 7.80" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania --present-day Oslo --as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed "theater-poet" to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft. In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In…