Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House


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A Doll's House, written two years after The Pillars of Society, was the first of Ibsen's plays to create a sensation and is now perhaps his …

Ghosts


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Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts was first published in 1881 and staged in 1882, and like his earlier play A Doll's House, profoundly shocked his conte…

The Lady From the Sea


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The title character in Ibsen's drama, Ellida Wangel, is married to a prosperous doctor, but feels stifled by her roles as wife and stepmothe…

Hedda Gabler


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Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In it, Hedda Gabler, daughter of an aristocratic Genera…

Peer Gynt


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Peer is a dreamer, liar, excellent storyteller and an irresponsible person who avoids all problems. He uses and discards women and looks tow…

An Enemy of the People


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A small coastal town in Norway is experiencing an economic boom from its newly found hot springs. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann finds that the w…

The Master Builder


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Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, first published in 1892, is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the …

Ghosts (version 2)


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A Family-drama in three acts. Like many of Ibsen's better-known plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. (Summary by…

The Wild Duck


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The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. …

When We Dead Awaken


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When We Dead Awaken (1899) is the last play by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Dreamlike and highly symbolic, the play charts the dissolut…

Pillars of Society


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Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a sma…

Une maison de poupée


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Une maison de poupée (Et Dukkehjem) est une pièce de théâtre norvégienne de Henrik Ibsen, cré&eacut…

Rosmersholm


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Rosmersholm is a play written in 1886 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In the estimation of many critics the piece is Ibsen's masterwor…

Brand


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Inflamed by what he saw as his Norwegian homeland's shocking betrayal of Denmark after the Prussian invasion of Danish territory, Ibsen wrot…

John Gabriel Borkman


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John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate play of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. The Borkman family fortunes have bee…

Hedda Gabler (version 2)


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Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodd…

Little Eyolf


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Henrik Ibsen's 1894 play Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmers family: the father, Alfred, his wife Rita, their crippled nine-year-old…

Little Eyolf (Mencken Translation)


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One of the four profound plays of Ibsen’s late period (along with “The Master Builder,” “John Gabriel Borkman,” and “When We Dead Awaken”), …

The Master Builder (Gosse & Archer Translation)


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Halvard Solness is a master architect who has ruthlessly forged a preëminent career without regard for the feelings of those around him…

Multilingual Poetry Collection 020


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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. …

Multilingual Poetry Collection 015


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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. …

Peer Gynt (Acte V, Scène finale)


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Peer revient en Norvège. Il réalise qu’il n’est rien et se croit perdu. Il se rend, sans oser y entrer, près de la caba…