An Enemy of the People ; The Wild Duck ; Rosmersholm

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Art - 311 pages
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Written in the aftermath of hostile criticism of Ghosts, Ibsen's three plays all deal with the moral courage needed to tell the truth. They are peopled not by symbolic figures and abstract concepts, but by complex individuals pitted against, or part of, a society that Ibsen felt was morallyabhorrent and claustrophobically provincial.
 

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Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was an influential Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. James McFarlane is at University of East Anglia.

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