A Doll's House: A Play

A Doll's House: A Play

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by Henrik Ibsen
     
 

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A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.

The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her

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A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.

The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517329051
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2015
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet. He is best known for A Doll's House, The Master Builder, The Wild Duck and others. He is commonly ranked among the best of the European playwrights

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A Doll's House 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
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flashgwinthrop More than 1 year ago
Ibsen is one of the greats, but requires a bit of a disconnect from our modern notion of drama. Very wordy and monolog ridden, but very good insights and ideas.
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Pretty good
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I love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no book it is just blank pages!
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I payed for this play and it did not open... there was nothing there.....
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Is about human rights more than women rights. Nora is protraited as weak but really she strong enough to walk out on Torvald
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Good formatting for a play, makes the work easier to read. I'm not fond of the play itself, but this is a good copy.
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Christy Grenier More than 1 year ago
I hate the downloading so much erg!!!!!!!!
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