'I couldn't believe there was a master builder in all the world who could build such an enormously high tower. And then the fact that you were standing up there yourself, at the very top! In person! And that you weren't the slightest bit dizzy. That was the most - kind of - dizzying thought of all.'
The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman and When We Dead Awaken
Ibsen's last four plays were sensational bestsellers, performed in theatres across Europe. These final works, exploring sexuality and death, the conflict between generations, the drive for creativity and the frailty of the body, cemented Ibsen's dramatic reputation, and continue to fuel debate today on whether they celebrate freedom and love or are instead savagely ironic studies of our shared human flaws. This new translation, the first to be based on the latest critical edition of Ibsen's works, offers the best version available in English.
A new translation by Barbara Haveland and Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife
Edited by Tore Rem
With an Introduction by Toril Moi
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2014
- 129 x 198mm