Classic platy(*play) by Ibsen, considered by some to be the modern Shakespere. Written 1889, concerns repressive marriage of that era. Compares well to 1950's Amaerica, in my opinion.
A great play about a woman attempting to make it in a man's world, while all the while she is feeling doll in a doll house where the men control everything.
I actually read an online version of this text provided by my teacher as part of my Introduction to Drama course, so this is not the same version I'm writing about, but is the same work. This is probably the most famous Problem Play ever written, and is a rather fun read as well. It definitely deals heavily with the position of women in society at the time, and offers a great glimpse of society in general at the time the play was written.
Considered to be the first feminist play, this 3 act play takes place at Christmas time in Nora and Torvald's home. Nora informs her old friend Christine that she took a loan from Krogstad unbeknownst to her husband in order to pay for a trip to Italy for them to save his life. Unfortunately, he is about to find out all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this play. The characters are three-dimensional and believable. The dialogue is easy to read. The setting is all in one room, which I always find fun. The ending left me a bit puzzled (by which I mean the very last few seconds), and I was a bit annoyed with Torvald in the first act. These things kept me from loving it, but I still liked it very much.
I would recommend this play to lovers of classic theater, as well as those interested in feminism and gender roles.
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