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A Doll's House (Methuen Drama Student Editions)

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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 infantilised 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".

The Student Edition contains these exclusive features:

·         A chronology of the playwright's life and work

·         An introduction giving the background of the play

·         Commentary on themes, characters. language and style

·         Notes on individual words and phrases in the text

·         Questions for further study

·         Bibliography for further reading.

 

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community.

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 infantilised 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."

The Student Edition contains these exclusive features:

—A chronology of the playwright's life and work

—An introduction giving the background of the play

—Commentary on themes, characters. language and style

—Notes on individual words and phrases in the text

—Questions for further study

—Bibliography for further reading.

"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."—The New Statesman

“A powerful statement of [Ibsens] radical beliefs about gender, the folly of idealism and the nature of modern love.”—Evening Standard

Synopsis:

The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.

Synopsis:

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 infantilised 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".

The Student Edition contains these exclusive features:

·         A chronology of the playwright's life and work

·         An introduction giving the background of the play

·         Commentary on themes, characters. language and style

·         Notes on individual words and phrases in the text

·         Questions for further study

·         Bibliography for further reading.

 

Synopsis:

A revised Methuen Student Edition of the classic set text A Doll’s House (1879), this is a masterpiece of theatrical craft that 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.”

About the Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408106020
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Translator:
Meyer, Michael
Commentaries by:
Worrall, Non
Commentaries:
Worrall, Non
Author:
Worrall, Non
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik
Author:
Meyer, Michael
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama Student Editions
Publication Date:
20080819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
N/A
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.79 x 5.16 x 0.405 in

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The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.
"Synopsis" by ,

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 infantilised 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".

The Student Edition contains these exclusive features:

·         A chronology of the playwright's life and work

·         An introduction giving the background of the play

·         Commentary on themes, characters. language and style

·         Notes on individual words and phrases in the text

·         Questions for further study

·         Bibliography for further reading.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

A revised Methuen Student Edition of the classic set text A Doll’s House (1879), this is a masterpiece of theatrical craft that 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.”

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