An Enemy of the People (Ibsen)

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A play in five acts
Original title page
  • Dr. Thomas Stockmann, Medical Officer of the Municipal Baths.
  • Mrs. Stockmann, his wife.
  • Petra (their daughter) a teacher.
  • Ejlif & Morten (their sons, aged 13 and 10 respectively).
  • Peter Stockmann (the Doctor's elder brother), Mayor of the Town and Chief Constable, Chairman of the Baths' Committee, etc.
  • Morten Kiil, a tanner (Mrs. Stockmann's adoptive father).
  • Hovstad, editor of the "People's Messenger."
  • Billing, sub-editor.
  • Captain Horster.
  • Aslaksen, a printer.
  • Men of various conditions and occupations, a few women, and a troop of schoolboys--the audience at a public meeting.

The action takes place in a coastal town in southern Norway.

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