Plays Directory : Little Eyolf

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Henrik Ibsen
  • Written
    1894
  • Setting
    Scandinavia
  • Overview
    Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmer family. At the outset of the play, the father, Alfred, has just returned from a trip to the mountains. While there, he resolved to focus foremost on raising his son Eyolf, rather than continue work on his book, Human Responsibility. Eyolf, though described as having "beautiful, intelligent eyes," is paralyzed in one of his legs, and thus his life is a sheltered one. He craves more than anything else to live the life of a normal boy, but his father knows that this is not possible. As such, Alfred wants to turn Eyolf towards loftier, intellectual pursuits.

    It was adapted as 'Mrs Affleck' at the National Theatre by Samuel Adamson in 2009.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: Little Eyolf

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Alternative Names

Mrs Affleck