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An Enemy of the People (Fjelde, trans.) - Full Length Play, Drama

An Enemy of the People (Fjelde, trans.)

Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

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Full Length Play, Drama

9m, 2f

ISBN: 9780451528032

Translated by Rolf Fjelde
The story of one brave man's struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. 

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Ibsen: 4 Major Plays V. II (trans. Fjelde)

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This play addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man's struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. The play's protagonist, Dr Stockmann, represents the playwright's own voice.


9m, 2f

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

Rolf Fjelde

Rolf Fjelde (1926-2002) was one of the formeost translators of Henrik Ibsen's plays into English, whose translations were heralded by Harold Clurman as ''the truest to the original and unexcelled for theatrical performance.'' Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Fjelde worked also a poet, playwright, and teacher. He earned degrees from Yale and Columbia Universities, was a founding editor of The Yale Poetry ... view full profile

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