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A Week in Literary History

March 20th, 2002

Revolutionary Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (Hedda Gabler, 1890) is born in Skien, 1828.

ibseninnorway.jpgHenrik Ibsen, b. March 20, 1828, d. 1906

The father of modern drama had his first real success with Peer Gynt when he was almost forty, but he then went on to revolutionize playwrighting with a string of masterpieces that seem evergreen on stages throughout the world. Ibsen was an exploder of façades of all sorts, and his plays continue to surprise by their emotional penetration and dramatic force. A giant.

Suggested Reading Plays Peer Gynt, 1867. A Doll’s House, 1879. Ghosts, 1881. An Enemy of the People, 1882. The Wild Duck, 1884. Rosemersholm, 1886. Hedda Gabler, 1890. The Master Builder, 1892. When We Dead Awaken, 1899.

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