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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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Because LaughingAnne is instructively multilayered, a generic hybrid combining elements of Ibsenian and Shavian problem plays and foreshadowing Brechtian epic theater, Conrad's play compels us to hear Anne's laughter long after the final curtain.
This fusion of Ibsenian ambiguity and Indian traditional belief fits a strategy of syncretic theatre that Christopher B.
Gregers would recount the past, (not out of keeping with Ibsenian ways), create a diegetic space, and give choric commentary.
You might almost think, after seeing the Roundabout production, that Ibsen has turned into a hack and that the ibsenian age is behind us.
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.
Although Ida Aalberg was best known for her roles as Nora Helmer and Hedda Gabler, she played many other Ibsenian roles as well (e.
One even thinks of Ibsen for a second, since Mom ascribes the child's defects to her own sexual past, which is the ghost of an Ibsenian theme.
In 1918, Hu Shi put forth the notion of Ibsenian individualism, which highlights the individual rights, yet ignores its social foundation, even set it as a confrontational force against society.