Broadcast: April 15, 1939
Added: Aug 31 2018
Today, Edward Howard Griggs discusses Henrik Ibsen, a psychologist and critic of modern society. He was a giant of modern drama - the greatest dramatic genius since Shakespeare. The surprising fact is that his criticism of society applies more pungently to our America than to the Scandinavian world from which he was writing. If you consider his originality and depth of thought, his development of a new form of dramatic art, and his profound influence on contemporaries and followers, he is the outstanding figure in world literature since Goethe.