Dollhouse: A Play by Rebecca GilmanDollhouse: A Play by Rebecca Gilman

Dollhouse: A Play

byRebecca Gilman

Paperback | March 24, 2010

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Nora seems to have it all: a successful husband, three adorable children, and a beautiful home in the tony Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. But what looks like the perfect life is woefully incomplete, propped up by dark secrets and bitter betrayals. While her husband, Terry, singlemindedly climbs the career ladder, Nora’s compulsive shopping and scheming pushes her ever further from freedom and self-fulfillment. As the lies on which their life is built gradually emerge, Nora comes to realize the true cost of what she thinks she has always wanted. From Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House, award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman crafts a bold and insightful update. This contemporary adaptation brings Ibsen’s classic into our century with a sharp eye for social satire and moments of dark comedy coupled with powerful human drama.

Rebecca Gilman’s most recent play, The Crowd You’re In With, was published by Northwestern in 2009. Her other plays include Spinning into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, Blue Surge, and The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Her plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Joseph Papp’s Public Theat...
Title:Dollhouse: A PlayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:March 24, 2010Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810126311

ISBN - 13:9780810126312

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"A warning: Dollhouse is the kind of play that could cause of difference of opinion with your significant other. Its message strongly resonates in today's society." 

Centerstage Chicago