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Master Builder, The  

Master Builder, The $19.95 ex GST
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An enthralling new version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Part psychological thriller, part Gothic tragedy, Ibsen’s late masterwork is a compelling portrait of one man's obsessive determination, and what might lie on the darker side of ambition.

Halvard Solness, the leading architect of his age, is at the end of his career. A single-minded man of angry pride, trapped in a frozen marriage to Aline, he is terrified of being eclipsed by the younger generation snapping at his heels.

A decade after their first meeting, the charismatic and bewitching young Hilde Wangel comes back into his life and inspires him to even greater heights. But will his last towering achievement renew him or destroy him?

Review
A taut new version by David Edgar, smartly underscored in ways that heighten the supernatural mood  -  Telegraph


Cast : 4M, 3F

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-106-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the author of   A Doll’s House, Ghosts,   Hedda Gabler,   Brand and   Peer Gynt among many others. Along with Chekhov his plays are revived more often than any other 19th-century writer.

David Edgar is one of Britain's leading playwrights. He calls himself '  a writer of public life', and once remarked that he wanted to be  'a secretary for the times through which I'm living'. His many plays include  Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC (adaptation),  DestinyMaydaysDr Jekyll and Mr HydePentecostThe Prisoner’s DilemmaThe Shape of the TableEntertaining Strangers (with Judi Dench),  Albert Speer and, most recently,  Playing with Fire. He also writes for radio, television, and film and is a frequent commentator on political and theatre issues, as both essayist and public speaker. He founded the Theatre Writer's Union, as well as Britain's first graduate playwriting course at Birmingham.

By Henrik Ibsen, available from Currency Press - see all