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

ISBN-10: 1559364491

ISBN-13: 9781559364492

ISBN-10: 1559367563

ISBN-13: 9781559367561

"Internationally popular 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 honest. the standard of his writing areas Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his hard 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 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 tough 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 version, directed through 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 comprise Marie and Bruce, The targeted Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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SOLNESS: Just simply something that was—just as nice as one? . HILDE: Yes, something that was just as nice—or maybe nicer! After all—if you could build the highest church tower in the world, then surely you could find some way of creating—a special sort of—kingdom . . ) SOLNESS: You know, honestly, I can’t figure you out at all . . HILDE: Really? You can’t? But I’m so simple! At least I think I am. SOLNESS: Well, you’re not so simple, because I honestly can’t tell whether you really mean all these things you’re saying or whether you’re joking.

SOLNESS: Oh yes. HILDE: A very high one? SOLNESS: Well, believe me—the people around here are going to say that it’s much too high. ) Er—so—er—Miss Wangel, tell me—what’s your first name? ) HILDE: Hilde. It’s Hilde. SOLNESS: Oh—Hilde! Really! HILDE: You don’t remember that my name is Hilde? You certainly called me that ten years ago . . SOLNESS: I did, eh? ” And that I didn’t like. SOLNESS: No? You didn’t? You didn’t like it that I called you “little Hilde”? HILDE: No, I didn’t. ” Yes, I think that will do from now on.

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. No, there isn’t as much room as you think. No. But in any case, it’s irrelevant, because I’m not going to step aside. BROVIK: So am I really going to leave this life without the happiness that comes from—without the sense of confidence—I mean, am I going to die without having been able to see a single piece of work that’s been done by my son?

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