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10 June 2003
The Norton Critical Edition includes five major plays spanning Ibsen's long career in recent translations by Brian Johnston (Peer Gynt, The Wild Duck, and The Master Builder) and Brian Johnston and Rick Davis (A Doll House and Hedda Gabler). The translation of Peer Gynt appears for the first time in this Norton Critical Edition. Backgrounds gives students an understanding of Ibsen's creative process with selections from his correspondence and other writings. Twenty-seven documents have been collected and arranged by play, with a section of autobiographical writings at the end. Ibsen's plays continue to provoke diverse commentary. Criticism includes nineteen of the most important responses to Ibsen's work, among them essays by Bernard Shaw, Sandra Saari, E. M. Forster, Hugh Kenner, and Joan Templeton. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
By:   Henrik Ibsen
Edited by:   Brian Johnston (Carnegie Mellon University)
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Critical edition
Volume:   0
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   609g
ISBN:   9780393924046
ISBN 10:   0393924041
Series:   Norton Critical Editions
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   10 June 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brian Johnston is Professor of Dramatic Literature at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of To the Third Empire: Ibsen's Early Drama, Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama and The Ibsen Cycle. He is translator, with Rick Davis, of Ibsen: Volume I: Four Major Plays and translator of Ibsen: Volume II: Four Major Plays.

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