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Enemy of the People

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A small coastal town in Norway is experiencing an economic boom from its newly found hot springs. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann finds that the waters are contaminated and dangerous, the people refuse to accept his statement, and Dr. Stockmann's friends turn against him.

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AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

by

Henrik Ibsen

Translated by R. Farquharson Sharp

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

A play in five acts

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

Dr. Thomas Stockmann, Medical Officer of the Municipal Baths. Mrs. Stockmann, his wife. Petra (their daughter) a teacher. Ejlif & Morten (their sons, aged 13 and 10 respectively). Peter Stockmann (the Doctor's elder brother), Mayor of the Town and Chief Constable, Chairman of the Baths' Committee, etc. Morten Kiil, a tanner (Mrs. Stockmann's adoptive father). Hovstad, editor of the "People's Messenger." Billing, sub editor. Captain Horster. Aslaksen, a printer.

Men of various conditions and occupations, a few women, and a troop of schoolboys the audience at a public meeting.

The action takes place in a coastal town in southern Norway,

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

ACT I

(SCENE. DR. STOCKMANN'S sitting room. It is evening. The room is plainly but neatly appointed and furnished. In the right hand wall are two doors; the farther leads out to the hall, the nearer to the doctor's study... Continue reading book >>


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