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A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen


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Nora Helmers has recently placed herself at considerable financial risk so that her husband, the overbearing Torvald, could recuperate from an illness. Torvald thinks Nora careless and childlike — his doll — and proves unable to comprehend the depth of her affection and sacrifice. Nora comes to see her marriage for what it is and will contemplate the unthinkable.

A Doll's House was first staged in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1879. The play is important for its criticism of 19th century marriage norms — the first seeds of feminism.

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Henrik Ibsen (Author)

Born in 1828, Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright and poet, often associated with the early Modernist movement in theatre. Determined to become a playwright from a young age, Ibsen began writing while working as an apprentice pharmacist to hel...

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