My essay on The Master Builder has just been published in The Guardian (Review section, Saturday 4 December, 2010, page 14). I see that someone has posted a comment wondering why I don’t mention the new production of the play at the Almeida Theatre in London. The reason is that I haven’t seen it. (I was asked to write about Ibsen’s play, not to review the new production.) I would, of course, have loved to see Stephen Dillane and Gemma Arterton tackle Ibsen’s challenges. But I live in North Carolina!