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By Ibsen, Henrik; Ibsen, Henrik; Shawn, Wallace

"Internationally well known actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's grasp Builder. Shawn's performs are every thing you dream of theatre being-really shrewdpermanent, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and honest. the standard of his writing locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his difficult 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 thing you dream of theatre being-really clever, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and honest. the standard of his writing locations Shawn within the corporation of heavyweight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill." -Don Shewey. identified for his difficult 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 variation, directed through 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 certain Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, within which he additionally starred"

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Aha ha ha ha. But—oh my God—did I really say all those things? HILDE: Yes, you did. And you also said what my kingdom would be called. SOLNESS: Oh? — HILDE: The Kingdom of Orange Juice. SOLNESS: Well—that sounds delicious! Ha ha ha— HILDE: Well, I didn’t like it. It was as if you were trying to make fun of me . . SOLNESS: Well, I’m sure I had no desire to hurt your feelings—I— HILDE: No, I’m sure you didn’t. I would imagine not. When you think of what you were about to do . . SOLNESS: Er—what on earth was I about to do?

Pause) I’m sure you remember that many years ago I brought both Knut Brovik and his son over to work for me at a time when everything had gone terribly wrong for the old man. DR. HERDAL: Yes . . SOLNESS: Well, at a certain point, a few years after that, Ragnar suddenly came up with the idea of getting married and leaving my office to set up an office of his own. But I needed Ragnar to stay with me, because he happens to be extremely clever about calculating, you know, the volume of things and the carrying capacity of this and that and all that sort of tedious detail.

HERDAL: Mm—not really, to be honest. SOLNESS: Well—all right. All right. So shall we be absolutely frank with each other for a moment? What do you think? You see, I would like you, honestly, to tell me—just tell me very directly—about some of the—some of the concerns you’ve had recently—about me . . DR. HERDAL: What do you mean? SOLNESS: You see, I’ve already seen it, I’ve seen it very clearly— DR. HERDAL: Seen what? SOLNESS: Well, I’ve seen you—watching me . . DR. HERDAL: What do you mean, watching you?

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