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The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
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Sep 03, 2011

it was ok

Having read "Doll's house" recently I kind of expected something much better. It is not that the play is not good. It is just that the main character's psychological depth is not as amazing as it is in other Ibsen's works. One never completely understands the conflict between Haakon and Gregers. Hjálmar seems to be such an abusing husband, and then a weak guy who is completely influenced by whomever. Of course there are things that don't need to be explained, but in this case everything seems so unjustified. Some personality traits seem to be there just because the author needed them to be there. The end is tragic and goes up in emotion. Anyway I think it is a must for anyone interested in modern theatre.

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