Ibsen Plays by Henrik Ibsen
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Ibsen Plays
By Henrik Ibsen

Ibsen Plays

Peer Gynt and The Pretenders v.6

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Foreword by Michael Meyer See other recent books by Michael Meyer
Translated by M. Meyer See other recent books by M. Meyer
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Ibsen Plays by Henrik Ibsen

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"Meyer's translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one's general sense of post-war drama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen's genius, have beaten academic versions from the field" (George Steiner) This volume contains Ibsen's famous early epic, Peer Gynt, and the historical tragedy The Pretenders, which together with Brand and Emperor and Galilean form a magisterial quartet at the fulcrum of Ibsen's career. George Bernard Shaw praised Peer Gynt (1867) for the power of Ibsen's 'grip on humanity ...The universality of Ibsen makes his plays come home to all nations'. The Pretenders (1863), described by Kenneth Tynan as Ibsen's 'first great play', was also his first real success in the theatre.Michael Meyer's translations are 'crisp and cobweb-free, purged of verbal Victoriana' (Kenneth Tynan)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413153005
ISBN-10: 0413153002
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community. His centenary was celebrated in 2006.

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