Only Shakespeare has more plays produced worldwide each year than Henrik Ibsen. For a leading modernist artist of international stature, the Ibsen Museum in Oslo was surprisingly small and dull. Really not much to see. And somehow it has only been around since 2006.

With a guide you can see the apartment upstairs where he lived the last 11 years of his life. While interesting, the place was only recently restored to look like it did when he was there, and it does not feel truly authentic.

But the ghost of Henrik and his characters was there. The apartment reminds you of a set for one of his plays. Apparently tourists used to wait outside to catch a glimpse of the dour old man.

Of note: The gift shop offers a postcard drawing of Ibsen smiling. Clearly this is a hypothetical event that never actually happened.

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