henrik ibsen


Henrik Johan Ibsen (pronounce [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; March 20, 1828–May 23, 1906) was a major Norwegian playwright of realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama." Ibsen is held to be, alongside Knut Hamsun, the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.

Trivia about henrik ibsen

  • His 1840s romance with an older housemaid in Grimstad may have inspired his later themes of guilt & social hypocrisy
  • "A Doll's House"
  • "En Folkefiende" is the Norwegian title of his 1882 drama "An Enemy of the People"
  • This 19th c. Norwegian wrote his famous play "Peer Gynt" in verse
  • This 19th century Norwegian is considered the father of modern realistic drama
  • Discovering water pollution makes Dr. Stockmann "An Enemy of the People" in this Norwegian's play
  • Operas based on this Norwegian's plays include "The Feast at Solhaug" & "Peer Gynt"
  • This Norwegian wrote his 1866 play "Brand" in rhyming verse
  • This Norwegian author's last play, "When We Dead Awaken", includes a major self-analysis
  • In 1851 he become playwright in residence at the National Theatre in Bergen, Norway
  • Laurence Olivier played the Button-Moulder in a 1944 revival of this playwright's "Peer Gynt"
  • The museum devoted to this playwright is a short walk from the National Theatre in Oslo
  • Italian actress Eleonora Duse was famous for her roles in this Norwegian's plays
  • 19th century Norwegian playwright often called founder of modern drama
  • Hedda Tesman,Helen Alving,Knut Brovik
  • Kevin Spacey made his Broadway debut in 1982 in a revival of this playwright's "Ghosts"
  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson won in 1903; this fellow Norwegian who wrote "The Master Builder" never did
  • He was resident playwright at the National Theatre in Bergen when he wrote "The Feast at Solhaug"
  • "Lady From the Sea" is adapted from a 19th century play by this Norwegian
  • In 1857 Bjornstjerne Bjornson succeeded this playwright as the head of Norway's Bergen Theater
  • From 1851 to 1857 he served as writer-manager of the Norwegian Theatre in Bergen
  • Born in Skien, Norway in 1828, his innovative works include "The Pretenders" & "Peer Gynt"
  • This "Enemy of the People" playwright worked as a druggist's assistant before college & began to study medicine