Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as “the father of realism” and one of the most influential playwrights of his time.
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, When We Dead Awaken, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.
The Ibsen Museum occupies the last home of the playwright. Henrik Ibsen and his wife Suzannah lived there from 1895 to 1906. When Suzannah Ibsen died in 1914, the home was dismantled.
The museum includes an exhibit reflecting the playwright’s life and work, housed the home where he spent the last 11 years of his life. It was here that Ibsen wrote his final dramatic works John Gabriel Borkman (1896) and When We Dead Awaken (1899).