Building: Ibsen, Jugendstil and the Playwright as ‘Master Builder’
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It’s no accident that when Ibsen in The Master Builder or David Greig in The Architect or Howard Barker in The Castle wished to dramatise the ethical dilemmas of the playwright, they used architects for their surrogates … A play, like a building, is made out of disarticulated elements; like a building, it needs to have carrying capacity and it needs to work; like a building, it will be put to uses by its inhabitants. (Waters 2010: 194)
KeywordsUtopian Vision Dream Life Dramatic Form Master Builder Closing Vision
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