Henrik Ibsen

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About Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a renowned Norwegian playwright and theatre director, considered to be one of the founders of modernism in theatre. Ibsen's major works, including A Doll's House, Peer Gynt, and Hedda Gabler, among others, introduced a new order of moral analysis to the European stage that was placed against a severely realistic middle-class background and developed with economy of action, penetrating dialogue, and rigorous thought. He influenced other playwrights and novelists such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, Marguerite Yourcenar, James Joyce, Eugene O'Neill, and Miroslav Krleža. Ibsen's dramas had a strong influence upon contemporary culture, making audiences reexamine with painful earnestness the moral...More