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Ibsen, Henrik
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(Mar 20, 1828, Skien, Norway – May 23, 1906, Oslo). Along with J.A. Strindberg, Ibsen founded modern drama. Ibsen, whose father went bankrupt, broke with his family early on. Already during his apprenticeship as a pharmacist, he turned to the theater. After political-revolutionary beginnings (Catilina, 1848) and contact with socialist movements, Ibsen wrote romantic nationalistic dramas (Lady Inger of Oestraat [Fru Inger til Østeraad, 1855]) for the theater in Bergen, where he was artistic director (1851–1857). After failures as director of t…

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Detering, Heinrich, “Ibsen, Henrik”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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