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Ein Volksfeind. by Henrik Ibsen
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Ein Volksfeind. (1882)

by Henrik Ibsen

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Title:Ein Volksfeind.
Authors:Henrik Ibsen
Info:Reclam Philipp Jun., Paperback, 128 pages
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Tags:drama, skandinavische literatur, norwegische literatur, verschwörung, gesellschaftskritik, demokratie, demokratiekritik

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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (1882)

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  kutheatre | Jun 4, 2015 |
I love Ibsen for his dense dramatic works with dialogue that has both a surface meaning and a subtext and the subtlety with which "scandalous" material is handled. This play is much more overt. Written as a reaction to the negative reception of his brilliant Ghosts, An Enemy of the People depicts how a respectable man can be ruined by the powers-that-be. Even though the characters seem to be closer to caricatures, the first few acts are quite well done. I loved how the antagonist, Peter, manipulates the very people that swore to support the protagonist; it felt very real. And at first I admired how Thomas refused to back down. But in an effort underscore the "moral", Ibsen gives Thomas actions and speeches that are beyond reason and the play loses the previous tight focus. (And it is at this point in the play where recent productions have gotten creative and eschewed the script). So, unfortunately, I have to conclude that this is not one of Ibsen's best plays. ( )
  ELiz_M | Jan 3, 2015 |
A truly magnificent play. The speeches by Dr. Stockmann in Act 4 were simply brilliant. I was worried in Act 5 that the play would turn into tragedy and Dr. Stockmann would sell his soul to the devil. Instead, his heroism increased tenfold. A beautifully written -- not predictable, unexpected and truly the stuff that plays should be made of. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
داستان اقلیت غالب بر اکثریت مغلوب ( )
  Mohsenhosseini | Aug 17, 2013 |
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Henrik Ibsenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Archer, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hampton, ChristopherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lange, WilhelmTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meijboom, MargarethaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mulrine, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simons, L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." A powerful drama by the "father of modern drama."

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When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful Baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." A powerful drama and one of the most frequently performed plays by the writer widely regarded as the "father of modern drama."… (more)

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