My Ibsen Experience

I am always a little reluctant talking about Ibsen.

I never learned the language.

Over the last decade, I read, I think, almost every play of his that got translated. Some I read so long ago that I no longer remember. There is also a sameness to many of the plays, even if they are masterpieces (like Woody Allen movies that are all different, but the same.)

But everytime I think of narratives, dialogue, and character, I think back to Ibsen. And, he also gave me the norm for tragedies.


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