A Doll’s House Synopsis

Henrik Ibsen is a leading Norwegian playwright and theater director of the 19th century. The founder of the “New Drama”, he is one of the founders of modernism in theatre. Many critics consider him the greatest playwright after Shakespeare.

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A Doll’s House is one of the most famous and most frequently performed of modern plays.

The main character, Nora, epitomized the struggle against the constraints of women and social conformity in 1879’s Norway.

Nora’s final break from a 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 display of the power Ibsen had over the audience.

Between the realistic dialogues and the psychological depth of the characters, the dramatic struggle of the characters was convincing and immersive.

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
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In this play the very many important issues and raised these issues not only in the lines of Nora – Torvald. Ibsen manages in such a short period of time to address the poverty and lack of rights, protection and opportunities for poor women for example baby-sitting children of Nora.

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