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The Doll's House: A Play

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Overview

Henrik Ibsen's inspiration for this controversial (at the time) play was that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," because it's "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." That said, he saw it as a human interest tale more than a women's issues tale. The story itself was inspired by Laura Kieler, a friend of Ibsen's. Many of the things that happen between Nora and Tovald in the play are things that happened...
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Overview

Henrik Ibsen's inspiration for this controversial (at the time) play was that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," because it's "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." That said, he saw it as a human interest tale more than a women's issues tale. The story itself was inspired by Laura Kieler, a friend of Ibsen's. Many of the things that happen between Nora and Tovald in the play are things that happened to Laura and her husband with one major exception because Laura was committed to an asylum while Nora is spared that fate in the play.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781286771570
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2012
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.32 (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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  • Posted November 5, 2014

    Ibsen is one of the greats, but requires a bit of a disconnect f

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Ok

    Pretty good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Very good

    I love the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    TERRIBLE!

    There is no book it is just blank pages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Sucks

    I payed for this play and it did not open... there was nothing there.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Enjoyed it and its message.

    A lot fo strong gender view points regarding women's role in society. Glad Nora had that epiphany towards the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    A DOLL'S HOUSE

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Good formatting, easy to read

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Uay

    Yo people write a lot!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Omg it wont download!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate the downloading so much erg!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2001

    Good Going

    I think that that play was very,very good! I read it in my english class and I never wanted to have to stop reading it to go home! I got so wrapped up in Torvald not getting that letter and thinking about what he would do if he found it! I also think that Nora did a good job of stalling him opening the letter box! I think that she should've left him sooner though because from the beginning of the movie I could tell that he didn't even love her that much at all and that he made it obvious!

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