By Henrik Ibsen
Performed in German
Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" was one of the most scandalous pieces of the 19th century, depicting a deeply rotten and bigoted society whose actions stood in stark contradiction with its so-called morals. The author's contemporaries did not like what was brought out from under the carpet: adultery, alcoholism, venereal disease, and even implied incest. In the long run, however, no one could escape the force of Ibsen's revelations, and the "ghosts" began their triumphal procession onto the stages of the world, becoming the very epitome of naturalistic drama.