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'When Ibsen's 1881 drama was first staged, the play didn't just tread on one taboo, it bravely waded through a messy bog of them.' Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday Times, 2.8.09 'The play becomes not just a window into how they lived in Norway more than a century ago, but also on the way we live in Britain today.' Patrick Marmion, Daily Mail, 6.11.09--This text refers to an alternatePaperbackedition.
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ISBN-10:  1153624443
ISBN-13:  978-1153624442
Author:  Henrik Ibsen
Publisher:  General Books LLC
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The Norwegian title of this famous and now highly extolled play could be translated "That which returns," suggesting that the consequences of an evil deed is another evil deed. Written in 1881, Ibsen's contemporaries considered it a terrible and offensive morality play that was indecent, scandalous, morbid, and filthy. It spoke of subjects - sex without marriage, adultery, syphilis, suicide, and marriage of siblings - that shouldn't be mentioned publically. One figure in the play is a minister who …
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