Ibsen: An Introduction

Henrik Johan Ibsen is popularly known as Ibsen. He is a great Norwegian playwright. He is considered as the father of modern theatre. He is known as the father of realism too. In the mid 19th century Ibsen earned a great acclaim as the playwright of A Doll's House. This play was first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1879. This revolutionary play challenged core societal ideas about family life.
    Ibsen was born on 20 March 1828. The name of his birthplace was Skein. Skein was a port town in Norway. He was the son of a wealthy merchant. He struggled hard to find financial success for him. He spent maximum time of his life in Italy and Germany. The majority of his plays were written in Italy and Germany but Norway was taken as the setting of those plays. This great playwright passed away in 1906 in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway.
    Ibsen composed many plays. The list of his popular plays is as follows:
01. Catiline (1850)
02. The Burial Mound (1850)
03. St. John's Eve (1852)
04. Lady Inger of Oestraat (1854)
05. The Feast at Solhaug(1855)
06. Olaf Liljekrans (1856)
07. The Vikings at Helgeland (1858)
08. Love's Comedy (1862)
09. The Pretenders (1863)
10. Brand (1866)
11. Peer Gynt (1867)
12. The League of Youth (1869)
13. Emperor and Galilean (1873)
14. Pillar of Society (1877)
15. A Doll's House (1879)
16. Ghosts (1881)
17. An Enemy of the people (1854)
18. The Wild Duck (1882)
19. Rosmersholm (1886)
20. The Lady from the Sea (1888)
21. Hedda Gabler (1890)
22. The Master Builder (1892)
22. Little Eyolf (1894)
23. John Gabriel Borkman (1896) 
24. When We Dead Awaken (1899)
Hareshwar Roy


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