re: New York Times editors are becoming a whisper
Last Edit: singleticket 10:39 am EST 02/23/24
Posted by: singleticket 10:23 am EST 02/23/24
In reply to: re: New York Times editors are becoming a whisper - AlanScott 10:04 pm EST 02/22/24

I'm curious what Herzog will do with the hero of the play's support for eugenics. Arthur Miller removed it from his adaptation. From what I understand Ibsen for a time agreed with Dr. Stockmann on the use of eugenics for a better world. But even if he hadn't, Ibsen's idealists have a destructive element to them.

I agree that Herzog's certainty about Ibsen's approval for her adaptation is dumb. The whole article did a good job in curbing my, admittedly mild, enthusiasm for this revival.

Who knows what Ibsen would have thought about anything in 2024. He would probably just have been putting its wild upheavals into his writing laboratory and dramatizing their extremes, from one end of the scale to the other, from play to play.
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