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

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

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

summary: "Internationally popular 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 honest. the standard of his writing locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. recognized for his hard and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting one in every of Ibsen's maximum works. a movie version, directed by way of 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 contain Marie and Bruce, The precise Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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TCG books are exclusively distributed to the book trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Ibsen, Henrik, 1828–1906. [Bygmester Solness. ] A Master Builder / by Henrik Ibsen ; translated and adapted by Wallace Shawn. pages cm ISBN 978-1-55936-756-1 (ebook) I. Shawn, Wallace. II. Title. 822’6—dc23 2013039473 Text design and composition by Lisa Govan Cover design by Mark Melnick Front cover: Lisa Joyce, Wallace Shawn and Julie Hagerty in A Master Builder, a film by Jonathan Demme, created for the stage by André Gregory; cinematography by Declan Quinn / Courtesy of the Ibsen Project LLC © 2014.

SOLNESS: Yes? HILDE: I have my kingdom! — HILDE (Once more with that quivering twitch around her mouth): I meant—I almost have it. I should have said— “almost” . . (She goes out. The lights begin to fade. ) SOLNESS: And then we all go in and have a very nice dinner. ) And the next morning, the sky is blue, and the sun is shining. (There is a table with plants on it. Mrs. Solness comes in and tends to them. Solness slowly looks through the large portfolio which contains Ragnar’s drawings. After a while, Kaya comes in.

SOLNESS: Yes . . DR. HERDAL: But that fire, really, was good luck for you! I mean, that fire actually made everything possible, didn’t it, really? —ha ha ha—and now you are absolutely the leading man in your field! You are! SOLNESS: Yes. And that’s exactly what’s kept me in such an awful state of uninterrupted anxiety . . DR. HERDAL: Anxiety? Because you’ve had good luck? —I’m in a state of unbearable agitation that starts the minute I wake up every morning, and it doesn’t stop until I fall asleep at night.

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