Henrik Ibsen

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realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)

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In this extensive essay, written while finishing his PhD studies at Columbia University in New York, Hu Shi analyzed what he perceived as the main themes embodied in Ibsen plays, i.e., family, social forces (law, religion, and morality), and tensions between individual and society and then summed up what he thought was the essence of Ibsenism: (12)
With Norwegian-informed "Ibsenism" having dominated the London experimental theatre scene for decades and Fridtjof Nansen the international news, Gamle Norge seemed an antiquated, discordant idea of an emergent modern state.
For some time Shaw thought of Ibsen as of a social prophet, akin to the Fabians {The Quintessence of Ibsenism 221).
(7) Ian Britain, "A Transplanted Doll's House: Ibsenism, Feminism, and Socialism in Late-Victorian and Edwardian England" (Donaldson, Transformations 18).
It is arguably the one single work that rescued modern Chinese drama from the clutch of "socialist realism, Ibsenism, and Stanislavsky's system."
When mother arrives at this outpost of Ibsenism (Bergman's setting, for a change, is among the Norwegian fjords), it is not too surprising that, after the first affectionate exchanges are over, as Eva listens obediently to her parent's necessarily self-absorbed chatter (she has come, after all, from the world of professional music as practiced in European capitals), the daughter all the while regards the mother with mingled amusement and suspicion.
Black suggests that the debt to Shaw may be extensive; certainly the aptly selected quotations from The Quintessence of Ibsenism seem decisive and show Chopin as a careful disciple of her craft.
Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Shaw, The Quintessence of Ibsenism
Occasionally the prose overreaches and the strain of composition is obvious, and more occasionally still, something is not transparent, as is the case, for example, with his discussion of The Quintessence of Ibsenism. Although here too the problem is as much Shaw as Holroyd, the obscurity is unfortunate because it was a work of such importance to the theater of both Shaw and Ibsen.
In the first two chapters, Yde analyzes two foundational Shavian texts from the 1890s, The Quintessence of Ibsenism and The Perfect Wagnerite, emphasizing the interest, threading through both works, in the heroic individual, a figure Shaw would variously champion as the realist, the world-betterer, the superman--leaders who recognize no authority outside their own individual will.
As a sensitive and an insightful English playwright, Bernard Shaw, the self-proclaimed Ibsenite, quickly perceived the strength of Ibsen's technical innovative approach to the dramatic conflict and declared in his The Quintessence of Ibsenism ("a masterpiece of Shavian polemic writing" (2)) : But at just that point in the last act, the heroine very unexpectedly (by the wiseacres) stops her emotional acting and says : "We must sit down and discuss all this that has been happening between us.
Miller outlived his former wife and her second husband, Charles Charrington, but they at least had enjoyed their moments of fame together as theatrical pioneers of Ibsenism. In sharp contrast, Miller is an altogether less tangible figure, whose legacy to theatre history is obviously insignificant by comparison.
The Quintessence of Ibsenism. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1913.
Thus we now have a proper edition of Shaw's writings on the theatre, which includes all these previously uncollected pieces, along with the Saturday Review articles that were published during Shaw's lifetime as Our Theatres in the Nineties; and The Quintessence of Ibsenism, which is separated here into its 1891 and 1913 parts; and the important pieces that were collected by E.J.
For Innes, Shaw's Quintessence of Ibsenism and the Independent Theatre's 1892 matinees of Widowers' Houses form a 'watershed between traditionalist and modern perspectives', an event roughly equivalent to the impact of Jarry's Ubu Roi (1896) and Wedekind's Spring Awakening (1892) upon the dramatic literatures of their respective countries.