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

"Internationally popular 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 tough 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 hard and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting considered one of Ibsen's maximum works. a movie variation, directed by way of Jonathan Demme, is decided for spring 2013. Wallace Shawn is the writer of OBIE Award-winning performs Our overdue evening, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Fever. different works contain Marie and Bruce, The particular Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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Did you notice anything in particular just now—about Aline? I mean, in relation to me . . DR. HERDAL: Well yes, for God’s sake—I mean, one could hardly help noticing that she— SOLNESS: Yes? DR. HERDAL: Well, your wife doesn’t seem to be terribly fond of that Miss Fosli of yours—aha ha ha— SOLNESS: Well— DR. HERDAL: I mean, it’s not that surprising that she doesn’t particularly like the fact—that you spend every single day in the company—of another woman— SOLNESS: Well, but that happens to be something that can’t be changed.

MRS. SOLNESS: Well of course there isn’t! But what are you so upset about, then? SOLNESS: Upset? Am I upset? Well, I think I might be upset because of the burden of all the guilt, Aline. MRS. SOLNESS: But—but you have no reason to feel guilty towards anyone. SOLNESS: Oh, well—towards you, Aline. You know, it’s pretty hard to measure, because it’s infinite . . infinite . . MRS. SOLNESS: What’s behind all this, Halvard? You might as well tell me. SOLNESS: But there isn’t anything! Goddammit! I haven’t done anything!

Promise! You can promise all you like— SOLNESS: Oh God, it’s so hopeless. There’s never a ray of light. There’s never a ray of light. Never even one ray of light inside this home we live in . . MRS. SOLNESS: Halvard, please, this isn’t a home. SOLNESS: Ah. All right. Fine. It isn’t. And I don’t know, you may well be right that things won’t be better in the new house—I just— MRS. SOLNESS: No—no—it’s going to be just as empty . . completely deserted . . SOLNESS: But then why in the world have we built it then?

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