Ibsen touches modern dilemmas: greed, hypocrisy, even ecology

Dean, Douglas
April 1971
Advocate;4/14/71, Issue 57, p19
Presents information on various plays by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Theme of his play 'A Doll's House,'; Conflict between the soul and the body depicted in his play 'An Enemy of the People'; Appreciation of abilities of Allen Fletcher, who has directed the aforementioned play.


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