century Norwegian playwright
Common clues: “A Doll's
House” playwright; “Peer
Gynt” dramatist; "Hedda Gabler" playwright;
Dramatist Henrik; “Ghosts” writer
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Heston's film debut – Peer Bynt (1941)
thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed
~ Henrik Ibsen
Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was an extremely
influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for
the rise of the modern realistic drama.
of Henrik Ibsen from around 1870
plays were considered scandalous in much of society at the time,
when Victorian values of family life and propriety were still
very much the norm and any challenge to them considered immoral
and outrageous. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay
behind many facades, which the society of the time did not want
a very real way, Ibsen created the modern stage, by introducing a
critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and
issues of morality. Prior to him, plays were expected to be moral
dramas with noble protagonists pitted against darker forces.
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