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Ghosts

Summary: The uproar Ghosts caused when first published by Henrik Ibsen
The controversial play Ghosts was written by Ibsen in the 19th Century. The play created a public uproar when it was first released and was subsequently banned from bookstores and theatres. Even though the play was not initially well received, Ibsen continued to describe Ghosts as the play he `had to write'. Ibsen felt compelled to write about issues that, even though they were not necessarily unheard of, were not discussed or spoken about in public.  Issues such as infidelity, a loveless marriage, women's rights and sexually transmitted diseases all contributed to making this a play which would cause `disquiet in certain quarters'.

Mrs Alving's deceased husband Captain Alving was a well-respected upper class citizen. To the public eye he was a good supportive husband. However, behind the façade he was a promiscuous, lazy dissolute man. As the story unfolds, the audience becomes aware of Captain Alving's...

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