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A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen (Summary, Book Review, Online Reading, PDF, Download)

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Written by Henrik Ibsen
Characters
  • Nora
  • Torvald Helmer
  • Krogstad
  • Mrs. Linde
  • Dr. Rank
  • Children
  • Anne-Marie
  • Helene
Date premiered 21 December 1879
Place premiered Royal Theatre
in Copenhagen, Denmark
Original language Danish
Subject The awakening of a middle-class wife and mother.
Genre Naturalistic / realistic problem play
Modern tragedy
Setting The home of the Helmer family in an unspecified Norwegian town or city, circa 1879.

Summary: A Doll's House is a work of 1879 by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Written a year after The Pillars of Society, the work was Ibsen's first to create a sensation and is now perhaps his most famous work, and required reading in many high schools and universities. The work was controversial when it was published for the first time, as it strongly criticizes the matrimonial norms of the 19th century. Follow the formula of the game well done until the final act when it breaks the convention ending with a discussion, not unraveling. It is often called the first true feminist game. The work is also an important work of the naturalist movement, in which real events and situations are represented on stage in a deviation from earlier forms, such as romanticism. A dollhouse (Bokmål: Et dukkehjem, also translated as A Doll House) is a three-act play written by the Norwegian Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 21, 1879, having been published earlier that month. The work takes place in a Norwegian village around 1879.The work is important because of the way it deals with the destiny of a married woman, who at that time in Norway lacked reasonable opportunities for self-realization in a world dominated by men. A great sensation arose at the time and caused a "storm of outraged controversy" that went beyond the theater to newspapers and world society.In 2006, the centenary of the death of Ibsen, A Doll's House had the distinction of being the most represented work in the world that year. UNESCO has registered the autographed manuscripts of Ibsen of A Doll's House in the Memory of the World Register in 2001, in recognition of its historical value.The title of the work is commonly translated as The Doll's House, although some scholars use A Doll House. John Simon says that A Doll's House is "the British term for what we call a 'doll house'." Egil Törnqvist says of the alternative title: "Instead of being superior to traditional representation, it just sounds more idiomatic to Americans."