Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" at Rivoli

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The Rivoli Theatre features "An Enemy of the People" (original Norwegian title: En folkefiende), staged by Tonán Quito. It is a play, written in 1882 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.  

As the author himself said, "I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may have many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea", the theme of the play grows cliché-ridden and mundane, meaning that there are no absolute principles of either wisdom or morality.

Ibsen wrote "An Enemy of the People" in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which was considered scandalous at the time. The author was deemed indecent for its veiled references to syphilis.

Dr. Stockmann, the main character of "An Enemy of the people", is an idealist that believes he can be the saviour of the town when confronted with the rumour regarding the town health baths being contaminated. He wants to unfold the truth, which will have repercussions on the town's economy.

The townspeople revolted and mark Dr. Stockmann as an enemy of the people. Dr. Stockmann is exiled from the town. The doctor decides to accept his fate and become "the enemy of the people" if that is what it takes to do the right thing.

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