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 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 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 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 tough and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, operating with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent approximately fifteen years adapting one among Ibsen's maximum works. a movie version, directed via Jonathan Demme, is determined 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 contain Marie and Bruce, The particular Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, during which he additionally starred"

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SOLNESS: But then why in the world have we built it then? Can you explain that to me? MRS. SOLNESS: I’m afraid you’ll have to answer that question yourself. SOLNESS (Suspiciously): What? What does that mean? What are you trying to say to me, Aline? MRS. SOLNESS: What am I trying to say? SOLNESS: Yes, goddammit! I think you were speaking very strangely there, as if you were thinking certain little thoughts to yourself— MRS. SOLNESS: I can assure you I wasn’t. SOLNESS: Look, I know what I know! — MRS.

Then:) Yes! Yes! All right! All right then! —it happened . . ) HILDE (Moves a little bit without looking at him): So you admit it now? — SOLNESS: —yes— HILDE: —and you were kissing me and kissing me, again and again— SOLNESS: Yes, that’s right. HILDE: So, you see, I’ve finally lured the little animal out of its hole. I’ve brought it out of you. SOLNESS: Yes, how strange—that I could forget something like that . . HILDE: Well, I’m sure you’ve kissed so many girls in the course of your life—it’s probably hard to remember them all .

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?

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