Drama Criticism

Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler

Ibsen was in fact, in Hedda Gabler, consolidating the features of much of his early work—work of which the younger Strindberg was well aware. Hedda Gabler, too, is thematically centred in Ibsen’s major work, for, like so many others, Hedda… Read More ›

Analysis of Ben Jonson’s Volpone

Volpone brilliantly exemplifies Jonson’s unique jungle vision, with its self-contained world composed entirely of predators and prey. His contempt for mercenary motivation and capitalistic enterprise is blistering; the commanding indictment of the vicious habits of the new acquisitive society shows… Read More ›