Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' Catilina ' Essay

1117 Words Dec 6th, 2014 5 Pages
Born on March 20, 1828, in Skien, Norway, was Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen was the oldest out of his five siblings. Ibsen’s father, Knud, was a successful merchant. His Mother, Marichen, painted, played the piano and loved to go the theater. Ibsen gather his interest in becoming an artist, just like his mother. At the age of eight Ibsen and his family moved to rundown farm, because of financial issues that brought his family to poverty. At the age of fifteen, Ibsen dropped out of school and went to work. He earned a job as an apprentice in an apothecary in Grimstad, in which he worked there for six years. In 1849 Ibsen wrote his first play, “Catilina”, modeled after one of his great influence, William Shakespeare. The following year he moved to Christiana, to prepare for university examinations. Ibsen met friends, other writers and artists. One of his friends helped him publish his first play “Catilina”, but failed to get notice. A year later, Ibsen met violinist and theater manager Ole Bull. Bull offered him a job as writer and manager for the Norwegian theater in Bergen. This experience gave Ibsen practice to become a better and exceptional writer. Despite the negative comments and opinions towards Ibsen management of the theater, he squeezed through and wrote “Love’s Comedy”. He left Norway in 1862, and settled in Italy for a while. During in Italy, he wrote “Brand”, a five-act tragedy, in 1865. In 1867, Ibsen created his masterpiece “Peer Gynt”. In 1868 he moved to Germany,…

Related Documents