HENRIK IBSEN (1828–1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. Born in Norway in 1828, he enjoyed successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, before embarking on his great 12-play cycle of society dramas, which included A Doll's House and Ghosts. After twenty-one years of self-imposed exile in Italy and Germany, Ibsen died in Norway in 1906.
DEBORAH DAWKIN and ERIK SKUGGEVIK, are freelance literary translators.
TORE REM is a professor of British literature at the University of Oslo.