Little Eyolf and dramatic tradition

  • Roland Lysell UiT - HSL-fakultetet.


The article criticises an Ibsen tradition who has seen the last scene of Little Eyolf as a reconciliation. Instead, the article discusses the improbability of a happy marriage characterised by social engagement. The play is open but it is hardly probable that Rita, with her erotic desire, and Allmers, whose desire has turned into metaphysics, can be happy together. The arguments refer to inner criteria and the constantly present dramatic tradition. 


Roland Lysell, UiT - HSL-fakultetet.

Roland Lysell is a theatre critic and Professor of Literature at Stockholm University.

Hvordan referere
Lysell, Roland. 2015. «Little Eyolf and Dramatic Tradition». Nordlit, nr. 34 (februar):161–170.