In terms of copyright Ibsen is not restricted. His works may be freely used by dramatic artists, publishers, arts students and graduates, translators, poetry readers, samplers and others who might have a use for them. As a natural consequence of this there are a large number of Ibsen’s works as electronic text on the Internet - in various formats and different languages.
A selection of introductions, commentary articles, essays and other mentions of Henrik Ibsen and his production to be found on the Internet:
What were the reading public`s reactions to the individual works? What sort of reviews did they get? We have digitalised contemporary reviews of Ibsen`s book publications.
The very first stage production ever of an Ibsen play, Christiania Theater’s premiere of The Warrior’s Barrow (The Burial Mound) on 26 September 1850 (submitted to the theatre under the pseudonym Brynjolf Bjarme), was reviewed in three Kristiania papers: Morgenbladet, Christiania-Posten and Krydseren (read the reviews). Not one of these reviews was particularly positive, and indeed the play was only performed three times. Nevertheless this was the beginning of Henrik Ibsen’s climbing to the uttermost heights of stage writing.