Henrik Ibsen

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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)[1] was a Norwegian playwright, theatre director and poet, who was not only a pivotal figure in world theatre, but was - like Anton Chekhov - also very influential in South Africa, particularly in Afrikaans translation. His work influenced the writing of many Afrikaans playwrights for much of the 20th century, since they tended to work in a tradition that favoured his kind of issue-driven, slightly sensationalist style of social-realism.

Ibsen plays performed in South Africa include:

A Doll House

The Master Builder




Temple Hauptfleisch and Hilda van Lill, 2011

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