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Three Comedies

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,363 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.3
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 677
mnybks.net#: 1092
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Drama, Humor

THE NEWLY-MARRIED COUPLE
LEONARDA
A GAUNTLET

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Leonarda has not been previously translated into English; though Swedish, French, German and Finnish versions of it exist.

A Gauntlet (finished in 1883) shows a great advance in dramatic technique. The whole is closely knit and coherent, and the problems involved are treated with an exhaustiveness that is equally fair to both sides. As has been already said, the plays that had preceded it from Björnson's pen aroused such active controversy that he found it at first impossible to get A Gauntlet produced in his own country. Its first performance was in Hamburg, in 1883, and for that the author modified and altered it greatly. Eventually it was played, in its original form, in the Scandinavian countries, and in its turn stirred up a bitter controversy on the ethics of male and female morality as regards marriage. It was currently said that hundreds of contemplated marriages were broken off in Norway as an effect of its statement of a vital problem. The remodelling the play originally underwent for i

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