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Ibsen

Henrik . 1828--1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet. After his early verse plays Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), he began the series of social dramas in prose, including A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1881), and The Wild Duck (1886), which have had a profound influence on modern drama. His later plays, such as Hedda Gabler (1890) and The Master Builder (1892), are more symbolic
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Thus the (at least expressed) desire of many non-western male leaders to shake off the misogyny of traditional religions in order to achieve a society based on European humanism had no place in post-colonial Ireland, where male leaders saw the Ibsenian "new woman" and women's emancipation as contrary to the traditional Catholic, western values Ireland had first introduced to the rest of the world (pp.
Once an Ibsenian hero of comedy, Ridgeon has become--in Shaw's own words--through his very existence and downfall, not a soul-purifying convulsion of pity and horror, but instead a reproach, a challenge, a criticism addressed to society and the spectator at large.