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Beyer, Edward. Ibsen: The Man and His Work. New York: Taplinger, 1980. Complete, easy-to-read overview of Ibsen's life and plays.
Bradbrook, M. C. Ibsen the Norwegian. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1969 (first published 1948). Practical discussion of the plays and their context.
Brandes, Georg. Henrik Ibsen. New York: B. Blom, 1964 (first published 1899). Interesting commentary by one of Ibsen's contemporaries.
Downs, Brian W. A Study of Six Plays by Ibsen. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1950. Includes an interesting study of A Doll's House.
Durback, Errol. Ibsen the Romantic. Athens, Ga.: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1982. A scholarly treatise on Ibsen's later works.
Gray, Ronald. Ibsen-A Dissenting View. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1980. Raises some commonsense questions about Ibsen's plays.
Ibsen, Henrik. Letters and Speeches. Edited by Evert Sprinchorn. New York: Hill and Wang, 1964. Searing comments and insights from Ibsen himself.
Jorgenson, Theodore. Henrik Ibsen: His Life and Drama. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, 1963. Good interpretive discussion of the plays.
Lucas, F. L. The Drama of Ibsen and Strindberg. New York: Macmillan, 1962. Practical and readable discussions of each play.
Meyer, Hans Georg. Henrik Ibsen. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1972. Examines the moral issues in the plays.
Shaw, George Bernard. The Quintessence of Ibsenism. New York: Hill and
Wang, 1957 (first published 1913). A classic work by the great dramatist
who helped bring Ibsen
AUTHOR'S OTHER MAJOR WORKS
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