Henrik Ibsen was 52 when "The Doll's House" was published in 1879. Prior to the writing of "the Doll's House," Ibsen spent many years working in the theatre which had the greatest effect on Ibsen's craftsmanship. "With the exception of Shakespeare and Moliere, no other playwright of modern times has had a comparable opportunity." (Eva Le Gallienne) It was these years that Ibsen learned the art of theatre. It was the daily proximity to the actors, to the stage and scenic effects, to the audience reaction, that Ibsen's art as a playwright became incomparable. It was the reality of the details - night after night, year after year - that Ibsen nurtured his writing to become the father of modern drama and "realism." In a conversation with Bjorns...
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...ience depart from the theatre with conflicting emotions. Of historical note, Ibsen's final words before he died were, "on the contrary." What a fitting epitaph to one of the greatest men in literature. (Royal Exchange)
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