Written in 1879 by norwegian playwright henrik ibsen, a doll's house is a three act play about a seemingly typical housewife who becomes disillusioned and dissatisfied with her condescending husband.
A doll’s house was published in copenhagen, denmark, where it premiered his success was particularly important for norway and the norwegian language having been freed from four centuries of danish rule in 1814, norway was just beginning to shake off the legacy of danish domination.
And if ibsen is the big daddy of theatrical realism, then a doll's house is his prodigal son, er, daughter after a few smaller successes with plays such as brand, peer gynt, and pillars of society, ibsen took the world by storm with a doll's house boy, was it controversial. The project gutenberg ebook of a doll's house, by henrik ibsen this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
A true story: a doll’s house is based on the life of ibsen’s family friend laura kieler, whose actions inspired the story of nora’s secret debt in reality, however, kieler did not forge a signature, and when her husband, victor, discovered her secret, he divorced her and forced her to be committed to an insane asylum. There's a thousands-of-years-long legacy of storytelling in which men have been the protagonists – we go back to telling their stories over and over mcginn says a doll's house remains thrilling as a critic because you go to new plays all the time where the ratio of men to women is 80/20. In 2006, the centennial of ibsen's death, a doll's house held the distinction of being the world's most performed play that year unesco has inscribed ibsen's autographed manuscripts of a doll's house on the memory of the world register in 2001, in recognition of their historical value.
In a doll's house, housewife nora hides her financial problems from her husband torvald when torvald learns of her deceit, he becomes angry when torvald learns of her deceit, he becomes angry disgusted by his selfishness, nora leaves him to become an independent woman. Hattie morahan and susannah wise in a doll's house at the duke of york's theatre in london photograph: tristram kenton w hen, next wednesday evening, hattie morahan picks up an armful of christmas shopping and steps on stage to open a run of ibsen's a doll's house, it will be for the third time in just over a year.