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Four Great Plays by Henrik Ibsen

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ISBN-10: 055321280X

ISBN-13: 9780553212808

Edition: 1959 (Reissue)

Authors: Henrik Ibsen, R. Farquharson Sharp, John Gassner

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Here, in a single volume, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrick Ibsen. Ghosts -the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. The Wild Duck -- A poignant drama of lost illusions. An Enemy Of The People -- Ibsen's vigorous attack on public opinion.  And A Doll's House -- the play that scandalized the Victorian world with its unsparing views of love and marriage, featuring one of the most controversial heroines -- and one of the most famous exists -- in the literature of the stage.
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 1959
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
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…    

Introduction
A Doll's House
Ghosts
An Enemy of the People
The Wild Duck
Bibliography