[PDF] 25 Powerful Ibsen Plays

[PDF] 25 Powerful Ibsen Plays

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is considered the father of modern realism in the theatre, though he wrote in a number of dramatic genres. Ibsen’s twenty-five plays include some of the theatre’s greatest works (A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler). The break from society’s moral standards evident in A Doll’s House shocked the audience at its…

Realism: 20 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism: 20 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism as a theatre movement emerged in Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. As a genuine theatre style, realism was a reaction against romanticism and the sensationalism of melodrama which dominated the stages of Europe and America for much of the 1800s. The realistic movement continues to influence theatre to this day.