Ibsen in an Hour (Playwrights in an Hour)

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781936232161: Ibsen in an Hour (Playwrights in an Hour)

BOOK SYNOPSIS
In 1850, Henrik Ibsen arrived in Christiania (now Oslo), hoping to begin his university education. Yet something else lay in store for the twenty-two-year-old. Failing his exams in Greek and Arithmetic, he soon moved to Bergen to become "dramatic author" at the new Norwegian theatre there. The rebellious young Ibsen was unsatisfied with the conventional "well-made plays" of his time --- calling them "daily abortions." Instead of conforming to that standard, Ibsen began forging his own plays that launched nineteenth-century drama into the modern world.

Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Ibsen and the plays he wrote. Read Ibsen in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!

SELLING POINTS
The book features:
Ibsen in an Hour, the main essay of the book
Ibsen in a Minute, a snapshot chronology
A complete listing of Ibsen's work
A list of Ibsen's contemporaries in all fields
Excerpts from Ibsen's significant works
An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader
An index of the main essay.

THE SERIES
Playwrights in an Hour is a series devoted to the most produced and studied playwrights in the English language, from the Greek masters to contemporary writers, and written by leading authorities in the field. Each short book places the playwright and his or her work in historical, social, and literary context.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Rick Davis is Artistic Director of Theater of the First Amendment, Associate Provost, and Professor of Theater at George Mason University. He was cofounder and Associate Director of the American Ibsen Theater in Pittsburgh. With Brian Johnston, he has translated five Ibsen plays that have seen many major productions and are published by Smith and Kraus. Rick was educated at Lawrence University (B.A.) and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A., D.F.A.).

Brian Johnston has taught at several prestigious universities around the world and currently is retired (emeritus). He has published three critical studies of Ibsen. He has lectured on Ibsen extensively in the United States and internationally. Four volumes of his translations have been published by Smith and Kraus. You may read extensively about Brian Johnston on his web site.

Review:

Praise for Playwrights in an Hour Series, "Each compact volume supplies enough essential information to enable even the most uninformed theatergoer to hold his or her own in a postshow discussion. This new series is highly recommended for theater students, playgoers, and professionals." --Library Journal

Of Playwrights in an Hour Series, "These 27 books should be especially welcomed by actors and directors." --Stage Directions

"You will find great value in these attractive little volumes." --Robert Brustein, Founding Director of Yale and American Repertory Theaters

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Davis, Rick/ Johnston, Brian/ Brustein, Robert (INT)
Published by Smith and Kraus Pub Inc (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smith and Kraus Pub Inc, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rick Davis, Johnston Davis
Published by In an Hour Books, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description In an Hour Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1850, Henrik Ibsen arrived in Christiania (now Oslo), hoping to begin his university education. Yet something else lay in store for the twenty-two-year-old. Failing his exams in Greek and Arithmetic, he soon moved to Bergen to become dramatic author at the new Norwegian theatre there. The rebellious young Ibsen was unsatisfied with the conventional well-made plays of his time - calling them daily abortions. Instead of conforming to that standard, Ibsen began forging his own plays that launched nineteenth-century drama into the modern world. Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Ibsen and the plays he wrote. Read Ibsen in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rick Davis, Johnston Davis
Published by In an Hour Books, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description In an Hour Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1850, Henrik Ibsen arrived in Christiania (now Oslo), hoping to begin his university education. Yet something else lay in store for the twenty-two-year-old. Failing his exams in Greek and Arithmetic, he soon moved to Bergen to become dramatic author at the new Norwegian theatre there. The rebellious young Ibsen was unsatisfied with the conventional well-made plays of his time - calling them daily abortions. Instead of conforming to that standard, Ibsen began forging his own plays that launched nineteenth-century drama into the modern world. Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Ibsen and the plays he wrote. Read Ibsen in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rick Davis
Published by In an Hour Books
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description In an Hour Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rick Davis, Brian Johnston
Published by Smith & Kraus (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smith & Kraus, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1936232162

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rick Davis; Johnston Davis
Published by In An Hour Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description In An Hour Books, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TH9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Davis, Rick/ Brustein, Robert (Introduction by)/ Johnston, Brian
Published by In an Hour Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description In an Hour Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 112 pages. 7.25x4.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1936232162

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rick Davis; Brian Johnston
Published by Smith & Kraus (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smith & Kraus, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1936232162

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rick Davis, Brian Johnston
Published by Smith & Kraus (2010)
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smith & Kraus, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111936232162

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rick Davis; Brian Johnston
ISBN 10: 1936232162 ISBN 13: 9781936232161
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In 1850, Henrik Ibsen arrived in Christiania (now Oslo), hoping to begin his university education. Yet something else lay in store for the twenty-two-year-old. Failing his exa.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 112 pages. 0.091. Bookseller Inventory # 9781936232161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book