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April 2021
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Henrik Ibsen, the 'Father of Modern Drama', came from a seemingly inauspicious background. What are the key contexts for understanding his appearance on the world stage? This collection provides thirty contributions from leading scholars in theatre studies, literary studies, book history, philosophy, music, and history, offering a rich interdisciplinary understanding of Ibsen's work, with chapters ranging across cultural and aesthetic contexts including feminism, scientific discovery, genre, publishing, music, and the visual arts. The book ends by charting Ibsen's ongoing globalization and gives valuable overviews of major trends within Ibsen studies. Accessibly written, while drawing on the most recent scholarship, Ibsen in Context provides unique access to Ibsen the man, his works, and their afterlives across the world.


Winner, 2022 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles


‘The volume is a fine complement to The Cambridge Companion to Ibsen, ed. by James McFarlane, and it joins a recent spate of titles on the genius progenitor of realism on the modern stage … Highly recommended.’

H. I. Einsohn Source: Choice Magazine

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