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I don't think my looks are modern. I always imagined I'd end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
Alex Kingston

Meaning of "Ibsen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IBSEN

Ibsen  [ˈɪbsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IBSEN

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Ibsen is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IBSEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. The poetic and cinematic play Peer Gynt, however, has strong surreal elements. Ibsen is often ranked as one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition.

Definition of Ibsen in the English dictionary

The definition of Ibsen in the dictionary is Henrik. 1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet. After his early verse plays Brand and Peer Gynt, he began the series of social dramas in prose, including A Doll's House, Ghosts, and The Wild Duck, which have had a profound influence on modern drama. His later plays, such as Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder, are more symbolic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IBSEN


Anderson
ˈændəsən
comparison
kəmˈpærɪsən
Gibson
ˈɡɪbsən
hobson-jobson
ˌhɒbsənˈdʒɒbsən
Hudson
ˈhʌdsən
Jackson
ˈdʒæksən
Jakobson
ˈjɑːkəbsən
Jansen
ˈdʒænsən
Jason
ˈdʒeɪsən
Johnson
ˈdʒɒnsən
lesson
ˈlɛsən
listen
ˈlɪsən
madison
ˈmædɪsən
mason
ˈmeɪsən
nelson
ˈnɛlsən
person
ˈpɜːsən
Robeson
ˈrəʊbsən
Robson
ˈrɒbsən
Thompson
ˈtɒmpsən
Wilson
ˈwɪlsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IBSEN

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ibn-Gabirol
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ibn-Rushd
ibn-Saud
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Ibo
ibogaine
Ibrahim Pasha
IBRD
ibrik
IBS
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IC
ICA
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WORDS THAT END LIKE IBSEN

Andersen
chosen
delicatessen
Essen
Hessen
hosen
Jacobsen
Jensen
lessen
Leverkusen
loosen
Mommsen
Niedersachsen
Nielsen
Oberhausen
Olsen
Rasmussen
risen
Sachsen
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Synonyms and antonyms of Ibsen in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Ibsen» into 25 languages

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易卜生
1,325 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
570 millions of speakers

English

Ibsen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इब्सन
380 millions of speakers
ar

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إبسن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ибсен
278 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
270 millions of speakers

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ইবসেন
260 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
220 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
190 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
180 millions of speakers

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イプセン
130 millions of speakers

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입센
85 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
85 millions of speakers
vi

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Ibsen
80 millions of speakers

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இப்சென்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इबेसेन
75 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
70 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
65 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ібсен
40 millions of speakers

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Ibsen
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ίψεν
15 millions of speakers
af

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Ibsen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Ibsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ibsen
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Ibsen

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10 QUOTES WITH «IBSEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Ibsen.
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Andre Holland
I studied acting in NYU's graduate program, in which we covered everything from Ibsen and Chekov to August Wilson and David Mamet.
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Zeljko Ivanek
I thought I would spent my career doing Chekhov and Ibsen in regional theaters, so the fact that I started doing new plays was a whole new world I didn't expect, and that I would like to keep doing.
3
Alex Kingston
I don't think my looks are modern. I always imagined I'd end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
4
Harvey Korman
I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
5
Diane Ladd
I can do Shakespeare, Ibsen, English accents, Irish accents, no accent, stand on my head, tap dance, sing, look 17 or look 70.
6
John Logan
I enjoy all forms of writing, but playwrighting is what made me what I am. Not only working with the ghosts of Chekhov and Ibsen and Shakespeare, but what it is to be a playwright, to be interacting with human beings in the live theater and affect people on such a direct, emotional level.
7
Trevor Nunn
So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before.
8
Jamie Sives
Acting is rare. You can be rehearsing Ibsen with Sir Richard Eyre and suddenly he has to take a call on his mobile telling him his friend Arthur Miller has died. Or you can come back from a job on the Isle of Man to be told by your agent you're going straight out to South Africa on another shoot. There's not even any time to wash your pants.
9
Kurt Sutter
I was really exposed to great old-time literature - the classics, the poetic realists like Strindberg and Ibsen and all those guys. I was really inspired by all those guys. That's when writing became a primary focus.
10
Liv Ullmann
Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IBSEN»

Discover the use of Ibsen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ibsen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ibsen's Women
First study of the women in Ibsen's plays and in the life of the playwright.
Joan Templeton, 2001
2
Ibsen
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: .
Edmund Gosse, 2012
3
The Best Known Works of Ibsen
This selection of Henrik Ibsen's most famous works includes: "Hedda Gabler," "Ghosts," "An Enemy of the People," "A Doll's House," "The League of Youth," "The Wild Duck," and "Peer Gynt."
Henrik Ibsen, 2004
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Ibsen: A Doll's House
Comparative analysis of the text and performance is framed by biographical background to the play and its impact on later dramatists such as Strindberg and Shaw.
Egil Tornqvist, 1995
5
Ibsen: Three Plays
Announcing a new series of Drama Classic Collections.
Henrik Ibsen, 2005
6
Ibsen and the Greeks: The Classical Greek Dimension in ...
Were allusions to the Greeks configured in the Norwegian playwright's works? According to author Norman Rhodes, whether consciously or unconsciously, many of Ibsen's plays are encoded with veiled references to ancient Greek culture.
Norman Rhodes, 1995
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A Doll's House
A revised Methuen Student Edition of the classic set text A Doll's House (1879), this is a masterpiece of theatrical craft that for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle-class marriage on stage.
Henrik Ibsen, 2009
8
An Enemy of the People
This is an excellent read which teaches the importance of social values, and can be viewed as both a comedy and a tragedy wrapped into one.
Henrik Ibsen, 2007
9
Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama
And he has shown Ibsen to be the heir to Romantic and Hegelian art and thought, adapting this heritage to the circumstances of his own day.This work demonstrates how the language and scene, characters and "props," of the Ibsen dramas ...
Brian Johnston, 1989
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Ibsen: The Dramaturgy of Fear
In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive ...
Michael Goldman, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IBSEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Ibsen is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tacoma council votes to send $12 wage issue to fall ballot | The …
Councilman Anders Ibsen gave credit to the group 15 Now Tacoma, which collected signatures to place the $15 issue on the fall ballot. «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»
2
Things to Do in New Jersey, July 19 to 25, 2015 - The New York Times
FREEHOLD Center Playhouse “A Doll's House,” drama by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Bernice Garfield-Szita. Through Aug. 9. $20 to $25. Center ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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It's pure Agatha Christie: William Ilkley on The Mousetrap at …
"It's not complex, and that's a good thing — it's not Ibsen or Chekov. It's a classic murder mystery, and it's a good way to spend a couple of hours ... «South Wales Evening Post, Jul 15»
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Mel Leipzig's 'As They Are' at Aljira — portraits of artists, friends, and …
In his painting of the cast of a production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" (Leipzig is devoted to the Norwegian playwright), he places seven ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Jermyn Street Theatre announces American Season this autumn
... premiere of Ibsen's St John's Night, Charles Morgan's The River Line, Ibsen's Little Eyolf and the revival of Frederick Lonsdale's On Approval. «London Theatre 1, Jul 15»
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My Kind of Place: Oslo, Norway | The National
The Grand Cafe, its main restaurant, where Ibsen and countless other luminaries once dined, is particularly atmospheric and its central location ... «The National, Jul 15»
7
Shaw fest: 'Pygmalion' and satisfying 'lunchtime play'
Shaw 2015 also offers Moss Hart's Light Up the Sky, Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, Michel Marc Bouchard's ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Dorothy Lyman to Direct Karen Ludwig in WHERE WAS I? at …
She is currently developing Enemy, a modern re-imagining of Ibsen"s Enemy of the People, which will premiere this winter in Mexico, before ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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Matt Driscoll: The city's minimum wage proposal is a credit to …
This is a council that — with the likely exception of Anders Ibsen and perhaps Ryan Mello — doesn't want to be seen as pushing a ... «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»
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Screen debut for Lally Katz's Stories I Want to Tell You in Person
... including Simon Stone's feature film The Daughter, based on his 2011 adaptation of Ibsen's The Wild Duck. Katz's Stories will premiere on ... «The Australian, Jul 15»

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