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"Internationally popular actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every thing you dream of theatre being-really clever, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and fair. the standard of his writing areas Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his challenging and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with Read more...

summary: "Internationally popular actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every little thing you dream of theatre being-really shrewdpermanent, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and fair. the standard of his writing locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. recognized for his challenging and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting one in every of Ibsen's maximum works. a movie edition, directed by means of Jonathan Demme, is decided for spring 2013. Wallace Shawn is the writer of OBIE Award-winning performs Our past due evening, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Fever. different works comprise Marie and Bruce, The detailed Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, within which he additionally starred"

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So that I can truly believe in his talent and his future? Is that the way it’s going to be? . Answer me! —with such a terrible sense of deprivation? SOLNESS: You’re going to leave the world—with as much dignity as you can find in yourself. BROVIK: Well— All right, then. —don’t you see that? I can only be what I am! And I can’t change what I am—I can’t. I can’t. BROVIK: No, no—of course. You can’t, of course. (A silence. ) SOLNESS: Ragnar! (Ragnar, Kaya, Nurse Olga and Nurse Nora come in. ) RAGNAR (To Brovik): What is it, Father?

It’s as if you’re stabbing me with a knife when you say things like that! MRS. SOLNESS: Well—then I just won’t say them. SOLNESS: And I still have to tell you: you’re going to see that I’m right—things are going to be nice, things are going to be very very nice for you, Aline, when we move into the new house! MRS. SOLNESS: Oh my God—nice for me— SOLNESS: Yes! Yes! They will be! Because there’s going to be so much there that’s going to remind you of your own— MRS. SOLNESS: Oh, that’s going to remind me of my parents’ house?

Or . . HILDE: It all depends on how things develop, doesn’t it? (She takes a band out of her hair and places it on the table) Master Builder Solness? SOLNESS: Yes? HILDE: Do you think you’re a very—forgetful person? SOLNESS: Forgetful? No. I’m not aware that I am. ) HILDE: But are you really not going to speak to me at all about what happened—up there? SOLNESS: Up there—at Lysanger? Well, there isn’t really very much to say about it, is there? HILDE: Er—why are you talking like this? SOLNESS: Well—tell me what you’re referring to .

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