Current Commentary: A New Enemy of The People By Larry M. Elkin

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In Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play “An Enemy of the People,” Dr. Thomas Stockmann tries to tell his town that its popular tourist baths are so polluted that they sicken those who visit them for a cure. The town, led by Stockmann’s brother the mayor, brands Stockmann an alarmist rather than face the expensive repairs that must be made.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: A New Enemy of The People By Larry M. Elkin

Eye on Theatre: Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music By John Simon

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Ireland’s famed Abbey Theatre brought its production of Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. Three genuine stars head the cast of Ibsen’s penultimate play (1896), relatively rarely revived despite considerable contemporary interest. Bank manager John Gabriel Borkman, lover of Ella Rentheim, yielded her to a helpful lawyer friend, and lovelessly married her twin …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music By John Simon