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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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.
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.