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

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

"Internationally well known 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 locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. recognized for his difficult 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 locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his challenging and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting one among Ibsen's maximum works. a movie edition, directed by means of Jonathan Demme, is decided for spring 2013. Wallace Shawn is the writer of OBIE Award-winning performs Our overdue evening, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Fever. different works contain Marie and Bruce, The exact Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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I mean, they simply wanted to ask if you might be willing to step aside and— SOLNESS: Step aside! BROVIK: In case you found that Ragnar’s drawings— SOLNESS: Step aside! Step aside? For Ragnar? BROVIK: They simply meant—you know, to remove your name from the agreement, so that Ragnar— SOLNESS: I understand what they meant! . Well well—so the moment has come when Master Builder Halvard Solness starts to “step aside” to make way for those who are younger. That’s wonderful! BROVIK: But my God, surely there’s room for more than one single solitary— SOLNESS: No—not really.

And this is his wife, Aline. (Indicating her) Halvard and Aline Solness live in a large house in a rather small town, and Halvard Solness has been for many years by far the most successful builder in the town. He keeps his office in a wing of his house, but since he’s been ill he’s been running his business out of his bedroom. Now, these three people all work for Halvard Solness. (Indicating them) This older man is called Knut Brovik. At one time, Knut Brovik was the town’s most successful builder, and at that time Halvard Solness worked for him, but now he works for Halvard Solness.

Not at all. DR. HERDAL: I see. So there’s just no basis for your wife’s feeling at all, in other words. SOLNESS: Only her own suspiciousness, I suppose. ) DR. HERDAL: Of course I know that you’ve come in contact with a great many women in the course of your life. SOLNESS: Yes. DR. HERDAL: And you’ve been rather fond of some of them. SOLNESS: Mmmm. DR. HERDAL: So I mean, in this case— SOLNESS: I said, no. But seriously, there is something that I very much want to discuss with you. I would like to tell you—a very strange story—I mean, if you’d be willing to listen to it .

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