The Master Builder
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Halvard Solness has given all that he has to his career as an architect in Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 play The Master Builder. No sacrifice has been too great for Halvard, and his total devotion has led to the glory of his work but the ruin of his marriage. Now, even at the height of success, Halvard still jealously guards his position, unwilling even to help the son of a dying colleague advance his own dreams in the field. Halvard’s pride and ambition seem to blind him to all else until one fateful day when a mysterious young woman comes to town. The new arrival causes Halvard to become obsessed with proving his superiority as an architect all over again, and the results are tragic. A play that has lived on in the memories of countless audiences, The Master Builder is a powerful meditation on the drastic lengths to which the determined may go and what lies on the darker side of human ambition.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
THE MASTER BUILDER.
PLAY IN THREE ACTS.
HALVARD SOLNESS, Master Builder.
ALINE SOLNESS, his wife.
DOCTOR HERDAL, physician.
KNUT BROVIK, formerly an architect, now in SOLNESS'S employment.
RAGNAR BROVIK, his son, draughtsman.
KAIA BROVIK, his niece, book-keeper.
MISS HILDA ...
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