Henrik Ibsen’s most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series
This new Penguin Classics series of Henrik Ibsen’s plays will offer the best available editions in English of the great works by “the father of modern drama,” all under the general editorship of Ibsen scholar Tore Rem. All plays included here are newly translated and based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian texts. The Master Builder and Other Plays collects his last four plays: Little Eyokf, John Gabriel Borkman, and When We Dead Awaken, in addition to the title play.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) is often called “the Father of Modern Drama.” Born in Norway in 1828, he enjoyed successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt before embarking on his great 12-play cycle of society dramas, which included A Doll’s House and Ghosts. After 21 years of… More about Henrik Ibsen