An Enemy of the People: The Wild Duck: Rosmersholm

By Henrik Ibsen; James McFarlane | Go to book overview

ACT ONE

The living-room at Rosmersholm, spacious, old-fashioned and comfortable. Against the wall, right front, is a stove decorated with fresh birch twigs and wild flowers. Further back is a door. On the back wall, folding doors open on to the entrance hall. On the wall, left, is a window in front of which is a stand with flowers and plants. Near the stove is a table with a sofa and easy, chairs. The walls are hung with past and recent portraits of clergymen, officers and officials in their robes and uniforms. The window is open, so also is the hall door and the outer door. Outside can be seen an avenue of ancient trees leading to the estate. It is a summer evening; the sun has set.

REBECCA WESTis sitting in an easy-chair near the window, crocheting a large white woollen shawl which is nearly finished. From time to time she peeps out of the window from behind the flowers. Presently MRS. HELSETH enters from right.

MRS. HELSETH. Hadn't I better start laying the table for supper now, miss?

REBECCA. Yes, please. The pastor will probably be back soon.

MRS. HELSETH. Isn't there an awful draught where you are sitting, miss?

REBECCA. Yes, there is rather. Perhaps you would shut the window.

[MRS. HELSETHgoes over and shuts the door to the hall, then she crosses to the window.]

MRS. HELSETH [about to shut the window, looks out]. But isn't that the pastor coming over there?

REBECCA [quickly]. Where? [Rises.] Yes, that's him. [Behind the curtain.]

Come away from there. Don't let him see us.

MRS. HELSETH [away from the window]. Well, fancy that, miss! He is starting to use the path by the mill again.

REBECCA. He came by the mill-path a couple of days ago, too. [Peeping from behind the curtain.] But now we'll see whether . . .

MRS. HELSETH. Will he dare come across the footbridge?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Oxford World's Classics i
  • Oxford World's Classics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Select Bibliography xxvi
  • Chronology of Henrik Ibsen xxix
  • An Enemy of the People [en Folkefiende] Play in Five Acts (1882) 1
  • Act One 3
  • Act Two 22
  • Act Three 44
  • Act Four 67
  • Act Five 86
  • The Wild Duck 107
  • Act One 109
  • Act Two 129
  • Act Three 152
  • Act Four 177
  • Act Five 200
  • Rosmersholm [rosmersholms] Play in Four Acts (1886) 221
  • Act One 223
  • Act Two 249
  • Act Three 274
  • Act Four 295
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