The Master Builder Discussion Questions

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How would you stage the last scene of the play? Consider how you would show Solness climbing up and falling from the tower. How would you direct Hilda in this scene?

Read Ibsen's A Doll House and compare the theme of power to that of The Master Builder.

Research the causes and consequences of an overweening sense of ambition. What kind of counseling could Solness have received that might have helped change his behavior?

Investigate the class structure of Norwegian society at the end of the previous century. How difficult was it for those of the lower classes to become financially successful?

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