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Henrik Ibsen

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Henrik Ibsen


Playwright   |   Henrik Ibsen

 Hattie Morahan (Nora) and Susannah Wise (Kristine Linde) look at each other in shock in the Young Vic's A Doll's House © Johan Persson

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (20 March 1828 - 23 May 1906) is one of the founders of modernism in theatre, and is arguably the first – and greatest – of the social realist playwrights. Today, his plays are performed all over the world, second only in frequency to those of Shakespeare.

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  • 6Written resources
  • 8Video resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach the works of Henrik Ibsen, including exclusive productions and contextual guides.

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Production: Ghosts

This production of Ibsen’s Ghosts – which attracted controversy at its premiere in 1882 for its scathing commentary on 19th century societal norms – was captured live at London's Trafalgar Studios and won three Olivier Awards, including Best Revival.

A Concise Introduction to Henrik Ibsen

Introduce your students to the fundamentals of Ibsen’s life and work with this ready-to-go concise introduction.

Production: Hedda

Film director Don Boyd imaginatively recreates Palimpsest’s production of Hedda Gabler for screens, using highly flexible multi-camera technologies.

Production: An Enemy of the People

Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People, performed here by leading audio theatre producer LA Theatre Works.

Henrik Ibsen Teacher Kit

Save time and engage your students with a range of ready-made resources for teaching Ibsen – from productions and interviews to key themes and industry commentary.

A Concise Introduction to Modernism

This concise introduction will give your students everything they need to study Modernism at undergraduate level.

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