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

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

"Internationally popular actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every thing you dream of theatre being-really clever, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and fair. 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 tough 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 areas 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 certainly one of Ibsen's maximum works. a movie version, directed by way 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 comprise Marie and Bruce, The specified Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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BROVIK: It’s—I think it’s—getting worse—every day! RAGNAR: Why don’t you just go home, Father? Go to bed and try to sleep a little . . BROVIK (Impatiently): Oh, you mean just “lie down for a little rest”? When I lie down, then the other thing starts, the—the choking—I— KAYA: Maybe you could just take a little walk or something . . RAGNAR: That’s a good idea, Father. I’d come with you . . BROVIK (Heavily): No! — RAGNAR: It might be better to wait a bit, Father, because— BROVIK (Laughing, but breathing with difficulty): I may not have all that much—time—in which—to wait!

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 . . DR. HERDAL: I’m always happy to listen to a strange story. SOLNESS: Very well then. (Pause) I’m sure you remember that many years ago I brought both Knut Brovik and his son over to work for me at a time when everything had gone terribly wrong for the old man.

Completely deserted . . SOLNESS: But then why in the world have we built it then? Can you explain that to me? MRS. SOLNESS: I’m afraid you’ll have to answer that question yourself. SOLNESS (Suspiciously): What? What does that mean? What are you trying to say to me, Aline? MRS. SOLNESS: What am I trying to say? SOLNESS: Yes, goddammit! I think you were speaking very strangely there, as if you were thinking certain little thoughts to yourself— MRS. SOLNESS: I can assure you I wasn’t. SOLNESS: Look, I know what I know!

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