There have been several adaptations of "An Enemy of the People" for film and television, including a movie of the same name in 1978, starring Steve McQueen. Give students the opportunity to watch one of these films and write a 1-2 page paper examining the differences from the play.
Orignial and Adaptation
Give students the opportunity to read a translation of Ibsen's original play, "An Enemy of the People", and write a 1-2 page paper comparing the original with Arthur Miller's adaptation. What changes did Miller make and why?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the play and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the play.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the...
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