A Doll's House

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Samuel French, Inc., 1972 - Drama - 100 pages
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Drama / Characters: 3 males, 4 females, 2 children

This epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on her husband, children, and life in "a doll's house" in order to find and live as her true self.


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Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realistic plays with contemporary settings, the most famous of which are A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway in 1906.

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, "When Did You Last See My Mother?, "at the age of eighteen. His many works for the theatre, television and cinema include "The Philanthropist, "translations of Yasmina Reza's "Art, Life x 3, "and "The Unexpected Man", his adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses "by Laclos, translations from Ibsen and Moliere, " "and the screenplays "Dangerous Liaisons, Carrington, "and "The Secret Agent.

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