A Doll's House

A Doll's House

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by Henrik Ibsen, Non Worrall
     
 

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The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll's House shatters the romantic masquerade of the Helmers' marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, Nora and Torvald have deceived themselves and each other both consciously and subconsciously, until Nora acknowledges the need for individual freedom.

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The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll's House shatters the romantic masquerade of the Helmers' marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, Nora and Torvald have deceived themselves and each other both consciously and subconsciously, until Nora acknowledges the need for individual freedom.

A revised student edition of classic set text: A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on stage. The play ushered in a new social era and "exploded like a bomb into contemporary life".

The Student Edition contains these exclusive features:

·         A chronology of the playwright's life and work

·         An introduction giving the background of the play

·         Commentary on themes, characters. language and style

·         Notes on individual words and phrases in the text

·         Questions for further study

·         Bibliography for further reading.

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Editorial Reviews

The New Statesman

Meyer's translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one's general sense of post-war drama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen's genius, have beaten academic versions from the field.
Evening Standard

A powerful statement of [Ibsen's] radical beliefs about gender, the folly of idealism and the nature of modern love.
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"Meyer's translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one's general sense of post-war drama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen's genius, have beaten academic versions from the field."—The New Statesman

“A powerful statement of [Ibsen’s] radical beliefs about gender, the folly of idealism and the nature of modern love.”—Evening Standard

USA Today
New, raw, gut-twisting and gripping. Easily the hottest drama this season.
Wall Street Journal
Bold, brilliant and alive.
Time
A thunderclap of an evening that takes your breath away.
Associated Press
The stuff of Broadway legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408106020
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,322,337
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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