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Ib·sen(ĭb′sən, ĭp′-), Henrik Johan 1828-1906.
Norwegian playwright noted for symbolic verse dramas such as Peer Gynt (1867) and for realist plays such as A Doll's House (1879) and Hedda Gabler (1890).
Ib·sen′i·an (-sē′nē-ən, -sĕn′ē-) adj.
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(Biography) Henrik (ˈhɛnrɪk). 1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet. After his early verse plays Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), he began the series of social dramas in prose, including A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1881), and The Wild Duck (1886), which have had a profound influence on modern drama. His later plays, such as Hedda Gabler (1890) and The Master Builder (1892), are more symbolic
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Henrik, 1828–1906, Norwegian playwright.
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