Henrik Ibsen is a leading Norwegian playwright and theater director of the 19th century. The founder of the “New Drama”, one of the founders of modernism in theatre. Many critics consider him the greatest playwright after Shakespeare.
“A Doll’s House ” is one of the most famous and most frequently performed of modern plays. The nature of the main character, Nora, was the epitome of the struggle against the humiliating constraints of women and social conformity. Her final break of suffocating marriage and withdrawal from life in “A doll’s house” shocked the theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their viewers.
But daring social themes are only one aspect power of Ibsen over the audience. Realistic, as close to life the dialogues and above all, the psychological depth of the characters make a dramatic struggle of the characters absolutely convincing.
UNESCO has inscribed Ibsen’s autographed manuscripts of “A Doll’s House” on the Memory of the World Register in 2001.