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A A Doll's House Doll's House

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by Henrik Ibsen
     
 

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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, A Doll's House richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life inSee more details below

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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, A Doll's House richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.
But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. A Doll's House shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, a suspenseful flow of events and, above all, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation.
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Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486110202
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
234,859
File size:
1 MB

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