History Creator / HenrikIbsen

5th Feb '16 11:52:17 AM aye_amber
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* ''Theatre/{{Catilina}}'' (1850). A Roman PeriodPiece and the first in his collected works. * ''Theatre/StJohnsEve'' (1853) ''Not'' to be found in his collected works. A revived OldShame.
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* ''Theatre/{{Catilina}}'' (1850). (1850): A Roman PeriodPiece and the first in his collected works. * ''Theatre/StJohnsEve'' (1853) (1853): ''Not'' to be found in his collected works. A revived OldShame.

* ''Theatre/ComedyOfLove'': A short BreatherEpisode and UnintentionalPeriodPiece. Containing a virtual SnarkKnight who seems to be the spiritual predecessor of ''Brand''.
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* ''Theatre/ComedyOfLove'': ''Theatre/ComedyOfLove:'' A short BreatherEpisode and UnintentionalPeriodPiece. Containing a virtual SnarkKnight who seems to be the spiritual predecessor of ''Brand''.''Brand.''

* ''Literature/TerjeVigen'' (1865): Ibsen's best known narrative poem, and another national icon - obligatory in Norwegian schools for years.
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* ''Literature/TerjeVigen'' (1865): Ibsen's best known narrative poem, and another national icon - -- obligatory in Norwegian schools for years.

* ''Theatre/PeerGynt'' (1867): Notable in that the incidental music was composed by Edvard Grieg, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRpzxKsSEZg "In the Hall of the Mountain King"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUKRBeG-sGQ "Morgenstimmung"]]. * ''Theatre/TheLeagueOfYouth'' (1869): A satirical play, and a strong TakeThat on Norwegian politics at the time. Made quite a stir - the first performance instigated riots between different political fractions. Some people were personally offended. * ''Theatre/EmperorAndGalilean'' (1873): Considered to be Ibsen's magnum opus. Even so, it's ''criminally'' under-appreciated, even considering the whole [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] thing.
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* ''Theatre/PeerGynt'' (1867): Notable in that the incidental music was composed by Edvard Grieg, including [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRpzxKsSEZg "In In the Hall of the Mountain King"]] King]]" and [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUKRBeG-sGQ "Morgenstimmung"]]. Morgenstimmung]]." * ''Theatre/TheLeagueOfYouth'' (1869): A satirical play, and a strong TakeThat on Norwegian politics at the time. Made quite a stir - -- the first performance instigated riots between different political fractions. Some people were personally offended. * ''Theatre/EmperorAndGalilean'' (1873): Considered to be Ibsen's magnum opus. Even so, it's ''criminally'' under-appreciated, under appreciated, even considering the whole [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler thing.

* ''Theatre/{{Ghosts}}'' (1881) ** Features the same [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed disease]] as ''A Doll's House'', and a very dark take on IncestIsRelative. ** Plus a famous NoEnding. The curtain drops while Mrs. Alving [[spoiler:is trying to decide whether or not to euthanize her now-comatose son.]] When asked by his English translator what he thought happens after that, he replied, [[ShrugofGod "I wouldn't dream of answering such an important question. What do you think?"]] ** After some critics reviled ''A Doll's House'', Ibsen wrote ''Ghosts'' partly [[TakeThat to show what can happen to a woman who stays with a deadbeat husband]]. Contemporary critical reception for ''Ghosts'' was far worse than for ''A Doll's House''.
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* ''Theatre/{{Ghosts}}'' (1881) (1881): ** Features the same [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed disease]] as ''A Doll's House'', House,'' and a very dark take on IncestIsRelative. ** Plus a famous NoEnding. The curtain drops while Mrs. Alving [[spoiler:is [[spoiler: is trying to decide whether or not to euthanize her now-comatose now comatose son.]] When asked by his English translator what he thought happens after that, he replied, [[ShrugofGod replied: [[ShrugOfGod "I wouldn't dream of answering such an important question. What do you think?"]] ** After some critics reviled ''A Doll's House'', House,'' Ibsen wrote ''Ghosts'' partly [[TakeThat to show what can happen to a woman who stays with a deadbeat husband]]. husband.]] Contemporary critical reception for ''Ghosts'' was far worse than for ''A Doll's House''.House.''

* ''Theatre/{{Rosmersholm}}'' (1886). Another play featuring an idealistic priest, who ends up DrivenToSuicide alongside TheIngenue. The play is halfway political, halfway symbolical. * ''Theatre/TheLadyFromTheSea'' (1888). A uniquely psychological play, with a ShadowArchetype coming in to screw up the lead character. * ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'' (1890): Featuring another TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed (in this case, pregnancy), and one [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]. * ''Theatre/TheMasterBuilder'' (1892): Heavily autobiographical or at least self-assessing play. This is both the last of his "realistic" plays and the first of his "symbolist" ones. Featuring an AntiHero, FemmeFatale, a bit of TheRashomon, and loads of FreudWasRight. Unsurprisingly, Freud himself quite liked this play. * ''Theatre/LittleEyolf'' (1894): A symbolistic play presenting a [[IllGirl crippled little boy]], KilledOffForReal before the end of the first act. The rest of the play conserns a lot of angsting from the remaining adults (the parents), and a comment on CrossDressing. * ''Theatre/JohnGabrielBorkman'' (1897). Ibsen's penultimate play, telling the story of a GrumpyOldMan, bitterly resenting the world and dying in the snow.
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* ''Theatre/{{Rosmersholm}}'' (1886). (1886): Another play featuring an idealistic priest, who ends up DrivenToSuicide alongside TheIngenue. The play is halfway political, halfway symbolical. * ''Theatre/TheLadyFromTheSea'' (1888). A An uniquely psychological play, with a ShadowArchetype coming in to screw up the lead character. * ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'' (1890): Featuring another TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed (in this case, pregnancy), and one [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]. DrivenToSuicide.]] * ''Theatre/TheMasterBuilder'' (1892): Heavily autobiographical auto biographical or at least self-assessing self assessing play. This is both the last of his "realistic" plays and the first of his "symbolist" ones. Featuring an AntiHero, FemmeFatale, a bit of TheRashomon, and loads of FreudWasRight. Unsurprisingly, Freud himself quite liked this play. * ''Theatre/LittleEyolf'' (1894): A symbolistic play presenting a [[IllGirl crippled little boy]], boy,]] KilledOffForReal before the end of the first act. The rest of the play conserns concerns a lot of angsting from the remaining adults (the parents), and a comment on CrossDressing. * ''Theatre/JohnGabrielBorkman'' (1897). (1897): Ibsen's penultimate play, telling the story of a GrumpyOldMan, bitterly resenting the world and dying in the snow.

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4th Jan '16 5:32:16 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ScrewThisIAmOutOfHere: Many, many times. As a rule, it is a young girl who breaks out and leaves (Nora Helmer has to be counted with this lot). A male example is Erhart, the son of ''Theatre/JohnGabrielBorkman''.
7th Nov '15 11:43:19 AM Morgenthaler
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Phase two overlaps roughly with the 1860s, beginning with a "revival" in 1862. This phase marks a transition from the early stage, and shows a more mature, but clearly seeking poet. At the same time, this is Ibsen's "angry years". Both ''{{Brand}}'' and ''PeerGynt'' as well as a string of poems, show that Ibsen was more disappointed with his lot, and showed himself as a veritable SnarkKnight. His early sentiments were turned inside out, and Ibsen seems to have made a point of "sacrificing himself" in each and every play. If there is an AuthorAvatar, be sure that he seldom survives the play in this period.
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Phase two overlaps roughly with the 1860s, beginning with a "revival" in 1862. This phase marks a transition from the early stage, and shows a more mature, but clearly seeking poet. At the same time, this is Ibsen's "angry years". Both ''{{Brand}}'' ''Theatre/{{Brand}}'' and ''PeerGynt'' ''Theatre/PeerGynt'' as well as a string of poems, show that Ibsen was more disappointed with his lot, and showed himself as a veritable SnarkKnight. His early sentiments were turned inside out, and Ibsen seems to have made a point of "sacrificing himself" in each and every play. If there is an AuthorAvatar, be sure that he seldom survives the play in this period.
4th Sep '15 7:48:51 PM mlsmithca
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-->''To live is a fight with trolls, in the vaults of the heart and mind''. -->''To write poems, is to hold a judgement over yourself''. (Epigram by Henrik Ibsen).
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-->''To ->''To live is a fight with trolls, in the vaults of the heart and mind''. -->''To ->''To write poems, is to hold a judgement over yourself''. (Epigram by Henrik Ibsen).
19th Apr '15 4:22:30 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Ibsen was notoriously known for his attitude towards Norway, swinging from hilarious DeadpanSnarker to heavy deprecation. Arguably, Theatre/PeerGynt is the greatest offender on this, because the play is allegedly ''built'' on this trope.
2nd Apr '15 9:16:53 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Theatre/TheWarriorsOfHelgeland is even more gothic in the entire setup.
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** Theatre/TheWarriorsOfHelgeland Theatre/TheWarriorsAtHelgeland is even more gothic in the entire setup.
2nd Apr '15 9:16:29 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* {{Goth}}: Ibsen was quite fond of this. More than one of his early plays have gothic elements in them, and in his later symbolical plays, he returned to the staple. Thus: ** Theatre/LadyIngerAtAustraat has the titular character walking sleeplessly about in an empty castle, believing it to be haunted, while her servants believe she herself is a ghost. ** Theatre/TheWarriorsOfHelgeland is even more gothic in the entire setup. ** ''Catilina'', his very first play has Furia, a gothic heroine through and through. ** Theatre/{{Rosmersholm}}: a HauntedHouse. ** Theatre/WhenWeDeadAwaken: Irene, a heroine of the "gothic insane" variety. *** This seems to be mostly played on his female characters...
31st Mar '15 1:24:43 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* AuthorAppeal: Ibsen ''loved'' walking in the Norwegian mountains. He even wrote a song about this (suffering from the WeirdAlEffect because everyone in Norway knows it, but hardly remember that the author was Ibsen). Many of Ibsen`s characters frequently stroll the mountain areas, are on their way up, or down, or just roaming around there. Theatre/{{Brand}} does it, Theatre/PeerGynt (obviously), Hilde Wangel, Falk the poet, and many others.
8th Mar '15 6:00:07 PM EpicFantasyStory
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Corrected minor typo.
Ibsen continued his strolls through town until he got to sick to move around. He suffered a stroke about 1904, which made him incapable of social life, and finally died in 1906, hailed as the greatest playwright in Norway, a country he had less than good to say about in his plays. In that respect, he seems an inversion of HenrikWergeland. Wergeland had a vision of what Norway could become. Ibsen presented a nightmare, or at least a bad dream that never left.
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Ibsen continued his strolls through town until he got to too sick to move around. He suffered a stroke about 1904, which made him incapable of social life, and finally died in 1906, hailed as the greatest playwright in Norway, a country he had less than good to say about in his plays. In that respect, he seems an inversion of HenrikWergeland. Wergeland had a vision of what Norway could become. Ibsen presented a nightmare, or at least a bad dream that never left.
25th Jan '15 8:35:47 AM LordGro
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Bluelinking August Strindberg.
Ibsen had a notable rivalry with Swedish playwright August Strindberg, who often accused Ibsen of stealing his ideas (claiming that Ibsen's ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'', for example, was a ripoff of his own ''Miss Julie''). Ibsen, delighted by the notion of having an archenemy, hung a huge portrait of a glowering Strindberg over his desk, and said that it helped him concentrate.
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Ibsen had a notable rivalry with Swedish playwright August Strindberg, Creator/AugustStrindberg, who often accused Ibsen of stealing his ideas (claiming that Ibsen's ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'', for example, was a ripoff of his own ''Miss Julie'').''Theatre/MissJulie''). Ibsen, delighted by the notion of having an archenemy, hung a huge portrait of a glowering Strindberg over his desk, and said that it helped him concentrate.

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