AN Enemy of the People
An Adaptation of the Play by Henrik Ibsen
ISBN 9780143105589 | 128 pages | 29 Jun 2010 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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When Dr. Stockmann discovers that his town's water is poisoned, he does what any responsible citizen would do: reports it to the authorities. But Stockmann's good deed has the potential to ruin the town's reputation as a popular spa destination, and instead of being hailed as a hero, Stockmann is labeled an enemy of the people. Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama is a classic in itself, a penetrating exploration of what happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority."The McCarthy nightmare had begun. . . . Miller was under suspicion for Communist activities. . . . The blacklist seeps into the core of his adaptation. . . . It's a skillfully crafted work . . . a reminder of what has happened, what can happen, and what must never happen again."
-John Guare, from the Introduction
"Miller has released the anger and scorn of the father of realism."
-Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times
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