Arthur Miller's Adaptation of An Enemy of the People
Penguin Books, 1977 - Drama - 125 pages
Dr. Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town which is about to establish itself as a spa. When his brother, the mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to the public meeting - only to be shouted down and reviled as 'an enemy of the people'. Ibsen's explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held prejudices of the 'solid majority'. An Enemy of the People premiered in September 1997, only the third time the play has been staged in London this century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
A simple and somewhat exaggerated tale of one man's struggle to proclaim the unpleasant truth to his community, and the ostracism that entails. Important, especially having been translated and adapted around the McCarthy era. Read full review