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Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. The Complete Major Prose and Plays" is misleading. How can it be complete without all 26 plays?

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. How can it be complete without all 26 plays? How can it be the complete major plays without Brand or Peer Gynt, two of his middle plays that are still often published on their own. Granted his first ten plays are obscure. But this title asks us to pretend that they don't exist.

Rolf G. Fjelde (March 15, 1926 – September 10, 2002) was an American playwright, educator and poet. Fjelde was the founding president of the Ibsen Society of America which is dedicated to the works of Henrik Ibsen. Rolf G. Fjelde was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was noted sculptor, Paul Fjelde. His grandfather was the Norwegian born sculptor Jakob Fjelde (1859–1896), who had immigrated to Minnesota in 1887. His great-aunt was Minnesota needlework artist and weaver, Pauline Fjelde.

When Henrik Ibsen was around seven years old, his father's fortunes took a significant turn for the worse, and the family was eventually forced to sell the major . Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays (Rolf G. Fjelde, translator.

When Henrik Ibsen was around seven years old, his father's fortunes took a significant turn for the worse, and the family was eventually forced to sell the major Altenburg building in central Skien and move permanently to their large summer house, Venstøp, outside of the city. Ibsen – 3 Plays (Kenneth McLeish & Stephen Mulrine, translators. Nick Hern Books: 2005).

Start by marking The Complete Major Prose Plays as Want to Read . I love all of these plays-Ibsen is brilliant.

Start by marking The Complete Major Prose Plays as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Translator Rolf Fjelde, who agonized over his word choices much more than a hired gun translator of a single play looking for a quick paycheck, characterized Ibsen as a playwright concerned foremost with truth and freedom, which is not inaccurate. The last four plays of the cycle are more dense and abstract the the rest, but well worth the effort.

Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde. ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: ROLF FJELDE Born in New York City of Norwegian ancestry, Rolf Fjelde was educated at Yale University, including the Yale Drama School, and at Columbia University

Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde. ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: ROLF FJELDE Born in New York City of Norwegian ancestry, Rolf Fjelde was educated at Yale University, including the Yale Drama School, and at Columbia University. His poetry has been published by many leading periodicals and in two collections, and his original plays and Ibsen translations have been staged in England, Norway, Canada, and throughout the United States.

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In these four unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the complex nature of truth, the tension between freedom and .

In these four unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the complex nature of truth, the tension between freedom and responsibility, and the terrible pull that the past exerts over the present. In The Wild Duck, an idealist destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend's marriage.

This collection of Ibsen's final dozen prose plays is an important book not only for the Ibsen fan, but for the budding playwright. Starting with PILLARS OF SOCIETY (1877) and ending with WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN (1899) it's a comprehensive presentation of the mature Ibsen, and how his art evolved in terms of style, and thematic content in his most productive period. Deserves a place on every Playwright's shelf. com User, March 4, 2008.

Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. Перевод: Rolf Fjelde. New American Library, 1978. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realistic plays with contemporary settings, the most famous of which are A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway in 1906. Библиографические данные.

Ibsen's twelve outstanding plays, from Pillars of Society to When We Dead Awaken, are accompanied by brief introductions illuminating the distinctive features of each

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Beardana
All the works of Ibsen should be celebrated. His 10 early works and four middle plays set the stage for these twelve dramatic masterpieces that completed his career. This translation of those twelve plays is a fine translation. I just quibble with the title. "The Complete Major Prose and Plays" is misleading. How can it be complete without all 26 plays? How can it be the complete major plays without Brand or Peer Gynt, two of his middle plays that are still often published on their own. Granted his first ten plays are obscure. But this title asks us to pretend that they don't exist.
Gietadia
Definitely the best translation of Ibsen I've come across. I'd recommend this collection of Ibsen's works to anyone, plus it has all of his best plays, not just the 4-5 that are most famous.
Gosar
Good condition, as stated. Prompt delivery. I bought this for a friend, who loves both Ibsen and the translator. It was good to be able to give him this as soon as we talked about it.
Malodor
This collection of Ibsen's final dozen prose plays is an important book not only for the
Ibsen fan, but for the budding playwright. Starting with PILLARS OF SOCIETY (1877) and
ending with WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN (1899) it's a comprehensive presentation of the mature
Ibsen, and how his art evolved in terms of style, and thematic content in his most productive
period. Starting with societal and general social concerns, and ending with the very personal
concerns of the mature artist, Ibsen touches on issues involving the human psyche, that would
be echoed in the work of Freud and Jung in the coming years, as well as provide the foundation
for much of modern drama.

Rolfe Fjelde stresses the importance of not merely cherry picking the famous plays, but reading
the complete cycle in order to appreciate the evolution of Ibsen's thought processes through his
work. He provides brilliant introductions to each play, and an appendix which details the history of
various productions of each play.
Darkraven
There will not be a better collected edition of these plays in English translation. For both casual readers and scholars unable to read Ibsen in the original Norwegian, Rolf Fjelde's translation and supplementary materials make this volume unbeatable.
Fjelde presents Ibsen's major prose plays (which leaves out, of course, beauties like "Peer Gynt" but includes "A Doll House," "Ghosts," "An Enemy of the People," and "Hedda Gabler," among others) in fresh new translations, often altering standard misuses. He explains, for example, that traditional renderings of "Et dukkehjem" as "A Doll's House" warp its real meaning, which is simply "A Doll House." Pedantic as it may appear, this care is necessary, and evident throughout.
Even better are the almost 100 pages of extras: detailed introductions to each play, as well as minutely researched production histories. Who knew, for example, that "Ghosts" premiered not in Denmark or Norway but...Chicago, in 1882? The production notes and introduction to the volume tell a story we don't often hear about Ibsen, a tale of difficulties in Scandinavia, followed by years of exile and, ultimately, international acclaim. Reading the plays, which seem to have become more and more specifically Norwegian in setting and theme while Ibsen himself became more and more cosmopolitan, conjures memories of another exile who only ever wrote about home: James Joyce, not coincidentally one of Ibsen's greatest admirers.
For the price, you can't do better for English translations of these pieces--many of which can't be found elsewhere--whether you're a scholar in need of the historical context Fjelde obligingly provides, or simply interested in plowing through some of the foundations of 20th century and contemporary drama.
Biaemi
These twelve plays, written in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Ibsen himself often referred to as a cycle. Each is complete in itself, but regarded together, they form a remarkable artistic achievement.
The earlier works in the cycle achieved notoriety because of their themes, which were considered daring in those days. Nowadays, we can view these works with a greater objectivity. It is clear that Ibsen was still developing what was then a relatively new form - the realistic prose drama; and there are elements - e.g. the attempted blackmail and intercepted letter in "A Doll's House" - where we may still see remnants of the older type of melodrama from which Ibsen was attempting to break out. But they are very fine plays nonetheless, dealing with the individual's relationship with the wider society. Ibsen always remained aware of the extent to which human characters are moulded by the society they inhabit, but from "Rosmersholm" onwards, he focussed more on the characters' inner lives. He also found ways of saying more with less: his later plays are so concentrated, that not a word, not a gesture, is irrelevant.
Instead of re-using old myths, like Wagner or Joyce in their fields, Ibsen creates myths of his own: the white horses of Rosmersholm, for example, or the Master Builder who had defied God, but who dares not climb as high as he builds. A powerful poetic imagination is apparent in these plays, filling them with images of unforgettable intensity. The last play, "When We Dead Awaken", appears in part to forsake the realistic drama that Ibsen had so painstakingly developed, and return to the world of those earlier poetic masterpieces, "Brand" and "Peer Gynt".
"Hedda Gabler", "The Master Builder", "Little Eyolf", "John Gabriel Borkman" - these late plays are worthy to stand alongside the tragic masterpieces of Shakespeare or the Greeks. But a Nordic chill runs through them.
There are distinguished translations by, amongst others, Michael Meyer (Methuen), Una Ellis-Fermor and Peter Watts (Penguin), and here, usefully collected in one volume, by Rolf Fjelde. They all bring out different aspects of these works, and they are all eminently readable. (Having seen many of these translations in various performances, they also work well on stage.) Until I learn Norwegian to read these works in the original, these translations will have pride of place on my shelves.
Henrik Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays download epub
Dramas & Plays
Author: Rolf Fjelde,Henrik Ibsen
ISBN: 0452253004
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Language: English
Publisher: Plume (April 3, 1978)
Pages: 1143 pages