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Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house." [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
"Nunca debe usted usar sus mejores pantalones cuando vaya a luchar por la libertad y la verdad" (Un enemigo del pueblo) Henrik Ibsen creó una obra dramática de enorme contenido psicológico y de una ideología profunda. Fue un iniciador en el arte dramático y representante de una época nueva siendo el creador del llamado "teatro de ideas" y del "teatro simbólico". Lla obra de Ibsen se puede considerar como la más influyente del siglo XX en el campo del drama. Sus trabajos se representan continuamente en los países civilizados y se han adaptado al cine y a la televisión innumerables veces.
When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the water in the small Norwegian town in which he is the resident physician has been contaminated, he does what any responsible citizen would do: reports it to the authorities. But Stockmann's good deed has the potential to ruin the town's reputation as a popular spa destination, and instead of being hailed as a hero, Stockmann is labeled an enemy of the people. Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama is a classic in itself, a penetrating exploration of what happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority. This edition includes Arthur Miller's preface and an introduction by John Guare.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Four Major Plays: Volume IA Doll HouseThe Wild DuckHedda GablerThe Master BuilderAmong the greatest and best known of Ibsen's works, these four plays brilliantly exemplify his landmark contributions to the theater: his realistic dialogue, probing of social problems, and depiction of characters' inner lives as well as their actions. Rich in symbolism and often autobiographical, each of these dramas deals convincingly and provocatively with such universal themes as greed, fear, and sexual hostility, and confronts the eternal conflict between reality and illusion. These Rolf Fjelde translations have been widely acclaimed as the definitive versions of the major works of the father of modern theater.Translated and with a Foreword by Rolf Fjeldeand a New Afterword by Joan Templeton
The foremost dramatist of his age, Ibsen changed theatre forever with his realistic dialogue and depiction of contemporary social problems. Here are four of his greatest works: Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Lady From the Sea, and John Gabriel Borkman.
"Wallace Shawn is one of the most complex and uncompromising moralists of the American theater." - Ben Brantley, New York Times"At once the U.S.'s most profound and overlooked playwright." - David HareThis translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness by Wallace Shawn, a writer known for his own bleakly hilarious and provocative plays, was used by legendary director André Gregory during fifteen years of work on a theatrical production which, instead of being produced as a play, was made into a film by Jonathan Demme-a film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.
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