A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Henrik Ibsen, the foremost playwright of the nineteenth century and the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. Titles in this study guide include Brand, Peer Gynt, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Pillars of Society, Rosmersholm, and John Gabriel Borkman.
As a writer of social plays set in nineteenth-century Norway, Ibsen's use of realistic dialogue and depiction of characters' inner lives shaped the modern movement in drama. Moreover, as creator of the "problem play," Ibsen's brilliant psychological analysis of character continues to influence modern writers. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Ibsen's classic works, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:
- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As
The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.