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ISBN 13: 9788205004719
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 443 KB
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The author of the book: Henrik Ibsen
Edition: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
Date of issue: 1976
ISBN: 8205004714
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This 1884 masterpiece may have had its genesis in the hostile reception Ibsen-widely regarded as the father of modern realist drama-had received from the Norwegian public and critics for Ghosts, which gave theater-goers a larger dose of truth than most were willing to bear. His next three plays - "The Wild Duck", "An Enemy of the People", and "Rosmersholm" - focused on the consequences of telling the truth, or forbearing to do so.

In "The Wild Duck", the idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his '.father's duplicity, but in the process destroys the very people he wishes to save. Convinced that reality is always superior to illusion, Gregers Werle forces his friends, the Ekdals, to face the truth about their lives. Unfortunately, the truth, involving scandal, illegitimacy, imprisonment, and madness, only serves to wound the Ekdals further. In the play, the wild duck is a symbol of this injured family, and perhaps of the loss of Ibsen's youthful idealism.

Moving and powerful, this thought-provoking tragedy shows clearly why Ibsen is regarded as one of the giants of modern theater.


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Ebook Vildanden read Online! Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama." Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.

His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian values of family life and propriety largely held sway in Europe and any challenge to them was considered immoral and outrageous. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many facades, possessing a revelatory nature that was disquieting to many contemporaries.

Ibsen largely founded the modern stage by introducing a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. Victorian-era plays were expected to be moral dramas with noble protagonists pitted against darker forces; every drama was expected to result in a morally appropriate conclusion, meaning that goodness was to bring happiness, and immorality pain. Ibsen challenged this notion and the beliefs of his times and shattered the illusions of his audiences.


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