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He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre.
He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century.
Several of his later dramas were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was expected to model strict morals of family life and propriety.
It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. The poetic and cinematic early play Peer Gynt, however, has strong surreal elements.
Ibsen is often ranked as one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition. Richard Hornby describes him as "a profound poetic dramatist—the best since Shakespeare".
He is widely regarded as the most important playwright since Shakespeare. Ibsen wrote his plays in Danish the common written language of Denmark and Norway and they were published by the Danish publisher Gyldendal.
Although most of his plays are set in Norway—often in places reminiscent of Skien, the port town where he grew up—Ibsen lived for 27 years in Italy and Germany, and rarely visited Norway during his most productive years.
Born into a merchant family connected to the patriciate of Skien, his dramas were shaped by his family background. He was the father of Prime Minister Sigurd Ibsen. Ibsen's dramas continue in their influence upon contemporary culture and film with notable film productions including A Doll's House featuring Jane Fonda and A Master Builder featuring Wallace Shawn.But the Norwegian dramatist and poet had a difficult early life.
He spent most of his youth lonely land depressed. When his family's fortunes turned for the worse, Ibsen developed a strong mistrust for society and class, and his skepticism would become the major influence for his writing. Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; 20 March – 23 May ) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.
He is often referred to as "the father of prose drama" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. [ 1 ]. Henrik Johan Ibsen (/ ˈ ɪ b s ən /; Norwegian: [ˈhenrik ˈipsn̩]; 20 March – 23 May ) was a Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and lausannecongress2018.com one of the founders of Modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time.
His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Children: Sigurd Ibsen. Ibsen returned to Norway in and died there at the age of lausannecongress2018.comh Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik are freelance literary lausannecongress2018.com Rem is Professor of British literature at the University of Oslo and author of Henry Gibson/Henrik Ibsen ().
Henrik Ibsen () - A biography of the Norwegian poet and dramatist, plus links to purchase all of his works currently in print. Henrik Ibsen: Bibliography - A bibliography of the works of Henrik Ibsen; includes a list of critical and biographical resources. Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; 20 March – 23 May ) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.
He is often referred to as “the father of prose drama” and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre.