from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Ibsen, Henrik 1828-1906. Norwegian playwright who influenced the development of modern drama with his realistic masterpieces. His major works include Peer Gynt (1867), A Doll's House (1879), and Ghosts (1881).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian poet and dramatist.
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- n. realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
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“Ibsen is no playwright,” Chekhov was heard to complain.
And women who don't make the choices Patty made (for those who haven't read Freedom, I'm not spoiling it by saying she chooses safety over risk and lives a life of silent frustration thereafter, like a character in Ibsen or Puritan New England) lead productive lives, with healthier children and happier men around them.
Homesickness and an offer to star on London's West End in Ibsen's "The Master Builder" sent him across the Atlantic seven years ago, determined to make up for lost time, unsure that such a thing was possible.
That's because the concern wioth issues in Ibsen's plays derives from his profound insight into human character.
Our would-be Ibsen is filled with horror as she hears that her first reviewer considers her shocking critique of society to be a "pleasant picture of domestic life, which, in spite of a total lack of force in character-drawing and of consecutiveness in incident, may be described as a distinctly pretty story."
On the other hand, solutions may be easier to see for those who have a wider view, and can watch events, in Ibsen's1 words, through a hollowed hand, to gain
[in Ibsen's A Doll's House] offers herself in return for cash payment.
Nora Helmer – A great and fantastic woman hiding under the facade of “the ideal 19th century woman” in Ibsen’’s book A Doll House
Surely Chekhov’s objection to Ibsen was founded in the feeling that Ibsen is like a man who laughs at his own jokes.
The kind like in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler when Hedda burn’s Lovborg’s manuscript and cries out “I am burning your child.”
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