Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
Published: February 21, 1992
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486270629
ISBN - 13: 9780486270623
About the Book
Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house."
From the Publisher
One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern
plays, displaying Ibsen''s genius for realistic prose drama. A
classic expression of women''s rights, the play builds to a climax
in which the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage
and life in "a doll''s house." Publisher''s Note. Contents.
About the Author
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.
One of the best known, most frequently performed of modern plays, this classic demonstrates the author's pioneering, modern and realistic drama. Nora is a trapped housewife whose strength and determinism breaks through the stereotypical surface materialism and absent-mindedness of her era. Social conformity and the human struggle are two of the many social themes appearing ahead of their time. Ibsen's characters are necessarily shallow, but readers will be impelled to read to the end. The setting and atmosphere are intriguing, and add layers to the world Ibsen represents. DIERDRE RATTIGAN SMITHBOOKS #579, MONTREAL