A Doll's House and Other Plays

A Doll's House and Other Plays

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by Henrik Ibsen
     
 

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The three plays in this volume demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and…  See more details below

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The three plays in this volume demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a woman who longs to return to the life she enjoyed before she was married.

Peter Watts's lively modern translation is accompanied by an introduction examining Ibsen's life and times, with individual discussions of each of the three plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140441468
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1965
Series:
Classics Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
340,192
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 4.98(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

HENRIK IBSEN (1828–1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. Born in Norway in 1828, he enjoyed successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, before embarking on his great 12-­play cycle of society dramas, which included A Doll's House and Ghosts. After twenty-­one years of self-­imposed exile in Italy and Germany, Ibsen died in Norway in 1906.

DEBORAH DAWKIN and ERIK SKUGGEVIK, are freelance literary translators.

TORE REM is a professor of British literature at the University of Oslo.

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