ISBN 9789384052461,A Dolls House

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ISBN 9789384052461

Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789384052461

ISBN-10 9384052469

Paper Back

Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll's House shatters the romantic masquerade of the Helmers' marriage. In their stultifying and infantilized relationship, Nora and Torvald have deceived themselves and each other both consciously and subconsciously, until Nora acknowledges the need for individual freedom. A revised student edition of classic set text - A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on stage. The play ushered in a new social era and "exploded like a bomb into contemporary life".

"Meyer's translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one's general sense of post - war drama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen's genius, have beaten academic versions from the field" (George Steiner