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A Doll's House (edition 2005)

by Henrik Ibsen

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Title:A Doll's House
Authors:Henrik Ibsen
Info:Prestwick House, Inc. (2005), Edition: 2005, Paperback, 88 pages
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Tags:assigned book, questioning social norms, marriage, freedom, human rights

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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I'm pretty sure I feel as if I read a sort of "Brady Bunch"esque sitcom for a while there. There was so much faux emotion and forced dialogue going on that I'm pretty sure that's what you can call bad acting . I loved what the play represented at the end, but I felt like I was reading a very bad, low budget sitcom. I don't know if Henrik Ibsen was trying to portray something in particular with his overuse of exclamation points (extreme angst?), but I'm pretty sure that for most of the play I was screaming in my head. Most of the reviews I've read are saying that Ibsen tries to show that a woman wants her independence in the impossing society that was portrayed her, but no that wasn't it. Just no. Christine is a vivid example of this. She didn't like being independent, she wanted a family to take care of and a husband to love her. She wanted to be responsible for people, not to be independent So this novel was in fact, proving that to be truly happy, a person wants free will as opposed to freedom .

I have to say, that Nora really annoyed me. That woman is in extreme need for counseling for many reasons:

A) She must have been incredibly drunk to function most of the time
B) She's a compulsive liar
C) She's extremely bipolar
D) Is she on drugs or something? Being that happy all the time is really weird.
E) She is very vain.


So overall, I liked the message the play was trying to give out, but I didn't enjoy how it was given out. I guess if it wasn't a play and it had gone deeper to the character's drive's and ambitions and how they got into particular situations, I maybe would've enjoyed it more and have given it a higher rating. ( )
  | Jul 1, 2015 | edit |
It's a pretty good play, I totally get the mixed feelings people get from this play, the people who tend to dislike it are the ones who felt Norah didn't grow in the play, that the ending was a cop-out and she was still being immature. While the people who liked it tend to see that she grew and was able to leave. Either way I think because the ending is so open and not told completely it leaves room for a lot of interpretation and to me that's a good play because it makes you think. It's well written and very dynamic, but not in a obvious way. ( )
  GrlIntrrptdRdng | Jun 28, 2015 |
It's a pretty good play, I totally get the mixed feelings people get from this play, the people who tend to dislike it are the ones who felt Norah didn't grow in the play, that the ending was a cop-out and she was still being immature. While the people who liked it tend to see that she grew and was able to leave. Either way I think because the ending is so open and not told completely it leaves room for a lot of interpretation and to me that's a good play because it makes you think. It's well written and very dynamic, but not in a obvious way. ( )
  GrlIntrrptdRdng | Jun 28, 2015 |
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  kutheatre | Jun 4, 2015 |
I think the translation takes some stuff out of it, but it's still pretty good. ( )
  IsaboeOfLumatere | Jan 14, 2015 |
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Ibsen, Henrikprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clant van der Mijll-Piepers, J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavery, BryonyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McLeish, KennethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meyer, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palola, EinoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stephens, SimonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Wilder, ThorntonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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." A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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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."

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