An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571358298
Date Published
19.09.2019
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Summary

When Dr Stockmann discovers the town’s famous spa waters are poisoned, she expects to be treated as a hero for averting an environmental catastrophe. Instead, she’s accused by her brother the mayor of threatening the town’s livelihood. Public and media opinion divides and the community splits into factions.

Tackling fake news, whistle-blowers and the corruption of power, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s contemporary take on Henrik Ibsen’s classic premiered at the Nottingham Playhouse in September 2019.

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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian poet and playwright, was one of the shapers of modern theatre, who tempered naturalism with an understanding of social responsibility and individual psychology. His earliest major plays, Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), were large-scale verse dramas, but with Pillars of the Community (1877) he began to explore contemporary issues. There followed A Doll’s House (1879),…

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