Who is Henrik Ibsen?

  • (noun): Realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906).
    Synonyms: Ibsen, Henrik Johan Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder.

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Henrik Ibsen - Honours
... Ibsen received many honours during his life and after, such as the Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St ... In 1995, the asteroid (5696) Ibsen was named in his memory ...
David Rudkin - Works - Translations
... with Siân Phillips as Phaedra Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, RSC (1983) Deathwatch by Jean Genet, RSC at The Pit (1987) The Maids by Jean Genet, RSC at The Pit, (1987 ...
Margo Jones - Stage Productions
... Heaven/The Dark at the Top of the Stairs William Inge Theatre '47, Dallas, Texas Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen How Now Hecate Martyn Coleman Summer and Smoke Tennessee Williams Theatre '4 ...
Telemark Museum - Henrik Ibsen Museum
... Henrik Ibsen Museum is on the site of the Venstøp farm in Gjerpen, 5 km from the center of Skien ... In 1835 the Ibsen family moved out to Venstøp and stayed there for 7 years ... This is where playwright Henrik Ibsen lived starting when he was 7 until he was 15 years old ...
Christian Cornelius Paus
... Ole Paus and Johanne Plesner (in her first marriage married Ibsen), and was the uncle of playwright Henrik Ibsen ... He was both the half brother of Henrik Ibsen's father, Knud Ibsen, and the first cousin of Henrik Ibsen's mother, Marichen Altenburg ...

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    The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population—the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it’s the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it’s the fools that form the overwhelming majority.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)

    Do you know what we are ... those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society’s tools, neither more nor less.
    —Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)