Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (March 20, 1828-May 23, 1906), a Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet, is considered "the father of realism" and introduced Modernism into theater. The second most performed dramatist in the world, Ibsen and his works are frequently compared to Shakespeare. Some of his most famous plays are A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1882), and Hedda Gabler (1891).