A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

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“It's a Dolls Life”

published 24/05/2008

Procomplex characters

Consfelt a bit suffocated whilst reading

A Doll House was the first of Ibsen's plays to create such a HUGE sensation and I think it is now perhaps his most famous play. It is my favourite Ibsen play. At the time when it was published, the play was highly controversial due to it's blatent criticicism of the standard Victorian marriage...

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Excellent

Progood plot, reflects society at the time

Consstudying it is tedious

I remember reading this play in college and had to do a piece of coursework based on this play as part of my English Literature course. Whilst having to study the play, I did not really enjoy this play. Whilst I do love to read and pick out points and themes and tiny aspects to analyse, I just...

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“Living in a Doll's House.”

published 24/05/2004

ProA great feminist play written by a man.

Consnone,

When Ibsen created a Doll’s House he aimed to create it in a certain way. This structure was known as the well made play. Here are some examples of the format of the well made play and by looking at this list it is clear that A Doll’s House is of that nature. The Well Made Play 1) The...

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“Intelligently executed”

published 26/03/2001

ProA better understanding of Victorian thought

Consn/a

This play was a pioneer of its time. It was created in the Victorian age, where women where submissive to their husbands, and children only spoke when spoken to. However, this play explored these themes and dealt with them with great care and thought. The central character of the play is Nora, a...

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Not for me

ProIt's short

Conshe plot, characters, writing etc

The titel only applies because of the plays absolutly abysmal nature. Do not even bother reading this play. It is one of the most boring things I have ever had the misfortune to read. While I will conceed that it is a feminist play and hence the forerunner of womens lib I cannot excuse the utter...

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“The little skylark”

published 22/11/2000

ProGood message and critcal of theatre at the time- t...

ConsCan be annoying and not the most thrilling play ev...

I studied this for my A level English Literature exam, and I'm still not sure if I like it or not. On the one hand it's got a good message; Ibsen was criticising melodrama of the time and the poor position of women in society. It is certainly one of the first feminist plays and Ibsen's message...

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ProTackled conventional views of society and promoted...

ConsCan appear quite dull and with little action and s...

I have studied this for my A-level English lit course and although I didn't initially enjoy it, after seeing it i ralised it's impact. Ibsen skillfully attacks the subservient role of women and their treatment by society and he also attacks the melodrama of his period. The result is a play which...

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Excellent

“a great play”

published 14/12/2000

Proa great play if performed well

Consthe film version is terrible

This is undoubtedly one of the greatest play's ever written, Ibsen draw's on what he perceived as the ill's of society in his time and as a result has created a play that is more accepted and appreciated by today's society than it was by his contemporary audience. At the time there was such an...

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“Surealist Master Piece”

published 30/07/2000

ProTotaly changed public opion, femanist classic

ConsNot a good air-port book - quite deep

I actually studied this book for my A-level English lit. course and I must admit the first time I read it I wasn’t impressed – nothing much happens and it’s quite dull – but then when I re-read it I started to pick up on the true story of the book – basically it was written just before ‘Feminism’...

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“The path to women's lib”

published 02/07/2000

Progood as social history

Consnow it's not shocking it's just rather boring

In its time shocking and ground breaking (so much so that an alternative ending was written). Nowadays though the modern reader wonders what all the fuss was about. The plays tells the story of Nora, a housewife and mother, who lives with her husband Torvald. It is nearly Christmas and...

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ProThe surprise ending is empowering for women.

ConsIf you like happy endings, it might be best to giv...

I first read this play when I was studying my undergraduate degree in drama at university. If you're a drama buff and you haven't read this play, it's an essential read and one you shouldn't overlook as part of your ongoing theatre education. As well as being entertaining with some really...

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Play - ISBN: 0486270629

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Type: Play

Title: A Doll's House

Author: Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 0486270629

EAN: 9780486270623

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