The internationally renowned actor and playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder.|
"Wallace Shawn is one of the most complex and uncompromising moralists of the American theater." - Ben Brantley, New York Times
"At once the U.S.'s most profound and overlooked playwright." - David Hare
This translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness by Wallace Shawn, a writer known for his own bleakly hilarious and provocative plays, was used by legendary director André Gregory during fifteen years of work on a theatrical production which, instead of being produced as a play, was made into a film by Jonathan Demme—a film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.