A man very much of his time and a persistently "social" playwright, Ibsen tried to expose the dilemmas of action and conscience that have always found their deepest expression on the stage. This complex figure is revealed through the eyes of another dramatic force, Harold Clurman. The director of numerous Ibsen productions, Clurman here offers concise analyses of the man and of Ibsen's 25 plays - from the classics "A Doll's House", "Hedda Gabler" and "The Wild Duck" to lesser-known works such as "The League of Youth". The contradictions in Ibsen's nature are examined in this guide to theatre's most complex revolutionary.
Literature-Fiction, History-Criticism, Criticism-Theory,