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Fictional grave found at cemetery in Oslo

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A grave for a fictional character created by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen popped up mysteriously at a cemetery in Oslo, a cemetery worker said.

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Parker to play 'Hedda' on Broadway

Parker to play 'Hedda' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Mary-Louise Parker is to star in a new Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler," the Roundabout Theatre Company has announced.

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Ulrich Muhe, 'Lives Of Others' star, dies

WALBECK, Germany, July 25 (UPI) -- Ulrich Muhe, the actor who starred in the Oscar-winning "The Lives Of Others," has died in his Walbeck, Germany, home of stomach cancer at age 54.

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Ibsen honored with anniversary events

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A worldwide celebration is under way to observe the 100th anniversary of the death of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.

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Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian pronunciation: ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father" of modern drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the 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, and Rosmersholm.

Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theater was required to model strict mores 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. Richard Hornby describes him as "a profound poetic dramatist—the best since Shakespeare". He influenced other playwrights and novelists such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and Eugene O'Neill. Many critics consider him the greatest playwright since Shakespeare.

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