GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The dramatic practice or purpose characteristic of the writings of Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian poet and dramatist, whose best-known plays deal with conventional hypocrisies, the story in each play thus developing a definite moral problem.
“But that kind of well-constructed Ibsenism is what Chekhov was rebelling against as a writer.”
“In "The Quintessence of Ibsenism," his 1891 tribute to the man who cleared the way for his own plays of ideas, Shaw described Ibsen's”
“It attempted to bring Ibsenism to the UK, but Bernard Shaw had already assimilated and expanded Ibsen's innovations, and Ibsen's own plays were quite popular.”
“Whether we are admirers of the great Norwegian poet or not, whether we are afflicted with Ibsenism, or regard his peculiar genius in a more critical and dispassionate light, no one would deny to him that deep intuitive insight which belongs to a poet, and which borders so closely on the prophet's gift.”
“It is interesting, as an evidence of the shallowness of most contemporary dramatic criticism, to read over, in the course of Mr. Shaw's nimble essay on _The Quintessence of Ibsenism_, the collection which the author has made of the adverse notices of _Ghosts_ which appeared in the”
“Ibsenism, Walt Whitmania -- all the movements and sensations of the day, social, political, and artistic, in so far as they are follies -- have been shot at as they rose.”
“Considering that I had Cecil's own assurance that my Quintessence of Ibsenism rescued him from Rationalism, and that it was written in”
“It is my solemn belief that it was my Quintessence of Ibsenism that rescued you and all your ungrateful generation from Materialism and”
“(The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 1891) he decided to write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage.”
“Thus reasoned Mrs. Failing, in the facile vein of Ibsenism.”
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