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Enemy of the People, An  

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Enemy of the People, An $12.72 ex GST
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It’s boom time in the spa town. Investment in the public baths is paying off handsomely.  Visitor numbers have never been higher. But one man knows the toxic secret underlying the town’s newfound wealth. His concern is for the health of the people. So how can he be their enemy?

Written in response to the moral outcry against his play Ghosts, the power of Ibsen’s great drama lies in the determination of its central character, Dr Stockmann, to stand up for what he believes to be right - in the face of mounting political and social pressure to conform.  

Full of moral questions about a man’s responsibility to himself and his family, and debate about the individual’s place in society, An Enemy of the People is a play that speaks as loudly to today’s audience as it did to those who first saw it in 1882. 

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-159-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the author of  A Doll’s HouseGhosts,  Hedda GablerBrand and  Peer Gynt among many others. Along with Chekhov his plays are revived more often than any other 19th-century writer.

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