Most of Henrik Ibsen’s plays, which are unceasingly performed around the globe, are set in Norway, but the playwright himself remained disenchanted with his home country. For 27 of his best years, Ibsen lived in self-imposed exile in Italy and Germany, before relocating to the Norwegian capital Kristiania (now Oslo) after a trip to the North Cape in 1891. “Ibsen eventually moved into a splendid apartment right next to the Royal Palace, where he lived for the last 11 years of his life and wrote his two last plays, John Gabriel Borkman and When We Dead Awaken.”

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