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A Master Builder by Ibsen, Henrik; Ibsen, Henrik; Shawn, Wallace PDF

By Ibsen, Henrik; Ibsen, Henrik; Shawn, Wallace

ISBN-10: 1559364491

ISBN-13: 9781559364492

ISBN-10: 1559367563

ISBN-13: 9781559367561

"Internationally well known actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every little thing you dream of theatre being-really shrewdpermanent, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and fair. the standard of his writing areas Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his tough and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with Read more...

summary: "Internationally well known actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every little thing you dream of theatre being-really clever, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and fair. the standard of his writing areas Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his difficult and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting considered one of Ibsen's maximum works. a movie version, directed via Jonathan Demme, is decided for spring 2013. Wallace Shawn is the writer of OBIE Award-winning performs Our past due evening, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Fever. different works comprise Marie and Bruce, The particular Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, within which he additionally starred"

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MRS. SOLNESS: Yes. At last. SOLNESS: It’s so wonderful to not just leave all of them empty . . MRS. SOLNESS: Yes, the nightmare of that—emptiness . . You’re quite right, Halvard. SOLNESS: Things—are going to be better, my darling. Believe me, things are going to start to get better. Everything’s going to be easier and nicer for both of us. Particularly for you—I— MRS. SOLNESS: Things are going to start to get better? SOLNESS: Believe me, Aline— MRS. — SOLNESS: No—no—I meant—you know—now that we’re going to move into our new house .

SOLNESS: Very well then. (Pause) I’m sure you remember that many years ago I brought both Knut Brovik and his son over to work for me at a time when everything had gone terribly wrong for the old man. DR. HERDAL: Yes . . SOLNESS: Well, at a certain point, a few years after that, Ragnar suddenly came up with the idea of getting married and leaving my office to set up an office of his own. But I needed Ragnar to stay with me, because he happens to be extremely clever about calculating, you know, the volume of things and the carrying capacity of this and that and all that sort of tedious detail.

I don’t do those anymore. HILDE: Well, what do you do, then? SOLNESS: I build homes. You know—for human beings—ha ha— HILDE: Hm. I wonder: wouldn’t it be possible to build something like church towers—on people’s homes? SOLNESS: My God—you know, it’s remarkable that you say that, because that’s exactly what I’d like to do more than anything in the world . . HILDE: Well, why don’t you do it, then? SOLNESS: Because people don’t want it! HILDE: But that’s unbelievable! They don’t want it? That’s just incredible!

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