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An Enemy Of The People - Full Length Play, Drama

An Enemy Of The People

Henrik Ibsen, Richard Nelson

Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 2f

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Two books in one! From Richard Nelson's note:Included here are two versions of Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a translation and an adaptation. One is a translation of the play, based upon literal translations by E Marx-Aveling (1893), who was Karl Marx’ daughter, and R. Farquharson Sharp (1911).The other is the same in all respects except for ACT FOUR, the famous town meeting scene. For the reasons I explain in my note to this revised act, I have eliminated the crowd, and reset the scene in an anteroom off of the main hall where the meeting takes place. Though I have strong artistic reasons for this adapted act, it also has an added benefit: it makes the required cast size much smaller. This second version or adaptation requires 7 men, 2 women, and 2 children; making what is often perceived to be a large cast-public play, the domestic drama, I believe, it always was meant to be.


7m, 2f


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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off on extended travels in Europe, beginning a self-imposed exile that ... view full profile

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