Open Books: IBSEN’S HOUSES by Mark B. Sandberg
Theatre for a New Audience invites you to Open Books: a series of free evenings of lively, engaging conversation with the authors of some of American theatre’s most acclaimed new books.
Jonathan Kalb, two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, will moderate, and each evening will include an audience Q&A and a meet-and-greet with the author. Complimentary refreshments will be available at the Food & Drink counter at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Books will be available for purchase, and TFANA Subscribers receive 10% off all books with their Subscriber Card.
Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny, Mark B. Sandberg
FREE EVENT, Reservations are encouraged
Henrik Ibsen’s plays engaged his public through a strategic use of metaphors of house and home, which resonated with experiences of displacement, philosophical homelessness, and exile. The most famous of these metaphors – embodied by the titles of his plays A Doll’s House, Pillars of Society, and The Master Builder – have entered into mainstream Western thought in ways that mask the full force of the reversals Ibsen performed on notions of architectural space. Analyzing literary and performance-related reception materials from Ibsen’s lifetime, Mark B. Sandberg concentrates on the interior dramas of the playwright’s prose-play cycle, and reveals how Ibsen became a master of the modern uncanny.