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Isbn: 978-87-2686-487-8
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Category:
Novels Plays
Accessible since: November 2022

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A Doll's House

It is a play with a gentle, evocative name. But 'A Doll's House' is a story with a kick that continues to be felt today.

Henrik Ibsen's play tells the story of Nora, who feels hemmed in by a male-dominated society and its expectations.

When she illegally takes out a loan to pay for Christmas presents, she is blackmailed by one of her husband's colleagues.

She is desperate for Torvald not to find out, so finds herself in the power of the sinister and dishonest colleague.

When the truth gets out, Torvald confronts Nora, insults her and says she is 'unfit to raise our children'. He swiftly takes back his words, but it is too late.

Nora has decided to do something truly shocking...

Fans of Bertolt Brecht and August Strindberg will love this play, which challenges our acceptance of cultural and societal norms.

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian-Danish playwright and theatre director. He was one of the founders of modernism in theatre and is regarded as 'the father of realism'.

He influenced many giants of the playwright world, including George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. His work has endured: only William Shakespeare's plays are performed more often than Ibsen's.

His best-known works include 'Peer Gynt', 'A Doll's House', 'An Enemy of the People', and 'The Wild Duck'.

Ibsen was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, 1903, and 1904.


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