inspired by Ainner
life,@ the problems
of modern civilization. He saw his drama as not just a means of entertainment but a method to bring about discussion of concepts
and to stimulate ideas.
In his attention to realism, he discarded theatrical conventions such as asides and
soliloquies and any contrived elements such as eavesdropping to advance plot.
His "social problem" plays include
Peer Gynt (1867)