the library theatre departs from its usual tradition of presenting both G.C.E. ‘O’ level Shakespeare plays during the season, and ‘The Wild Duck’ is to be performed in place of the second Shakespeare. The translation will be by Micheal Meyer who writes in the introduction to his play:
‘… in ‘The Wild Duck’, as in almost everyplay he wrote, Ibsen anticipated one of the main discoveries of modern psychology. ‘Liberation’, he noted in his preliminary jottings. consists in securing for individuals the right to free themselves each according to their own particular needs. To free _themselves _Ibsen understood that the demand must come from within, and that truth, if it comes from without, is often regarded as an attack on the defensive system which the ‘life-lie represents.’