Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet, whose realistic and often controversial plays revolutionized European theatre.
Driven into exile (1864-1891) by opposition to the satirical Love's Comedy (1862), he wrote the verse dramas Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), followed by realistic plays dealing with social issues, including Pillars of Society (1877), A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1881), An Enemy of the People (1882), and Hedda Gabler (1891). By the time of his return to Norway, he was recognized as the country's greatest living writer.
His later plays which are more symbolic, include The Master Builder (1892), Little Eyolf (1894), John Gabriel Borkman (1896), and When We Dead Awaken (18990.
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Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright and poet.