HENRIK IBSEN (1828-1906) grew up in Norway, but left in 1864 for a twenty-one-year voluntary exile in Italy and Germany. After successes with the verse dramas "Brand "and "Peer Gynt," he turned to prose, writing his great twelve-play cycle of society dramas between 1877 and 1899. DEBORAH DAWKIN, ERIK SKUGGEVIK, BARBARA J. HAVELAND, and ANNE-MARIE STANTON-IFE are freelance literary translators. TORIL MOI is a professor of English, theater studies, and philosophy at Duke University. TORE REM (general editor), former director of the board of the Centre for Ibsen Studies, is a professor of British literature at the University of Oslo and the author of Henry Gibson/Henrik Ibsen.