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A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen
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A unique combination of performance and commentary. Topics include body language and camera angles; rehearsal vs. performance; set design, costume and make-up; and historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420922431
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 02/22/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 117,695
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Byrony Laveny has been hailed as "one of the UK's most important playwrights" by the Observer. Her other erecent plays include Frozen and adaptations of The Magic Toyshop and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her adaptation of the Finnish play Cherished Disappointments in Loce is also published by Oberon Books amd available from TCG.

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Doll's House 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once the story got started I really liked it. Although the story can be seen as disturbing or weird, I believe there is a lot of meaning behind it. Nora, Trovald's wife is the main character, and all the minor characters really help bring out her, and her personality. She does seem like a little kid, always supported by her father or Trovald, which he calls her things like 'skylark' and 'squirrel'. What made the story a lot more interesting is the whole scandal about the loan Krogstad provided to Nora for Trovald's life. Being Krogstad just lost his job, Trovald fired him, and his ex-love got his job, who in mind is Nora's really good friend, the only way for Krogstad to get back at Trovald is to blackmail Nora. When it comes down to it, and the letter is in Trovald's box, from Krogstad, the only thing Ms. Linde, Nora's friend could tell her is she basically needs to figure out what is the right thing to do. Mr. Ibsen did a really good job with the climax, cause this is where it is starting to get good. Nora baiscally comes out with it, and tells Trovald how he makes her feel. Him being the uptight man that he is, shows that his weakness is how other people will see him. And what surprises everybody is Nora leaves, to find herself. The only thing that would keep me from giving this book a top notch rating is the fact she leaves her kids, that's sad, but it could be understandable. But also the beginning. It was rather slow, and in a way was weak. But overall I liked the book, it kept me interested, and surprised me through out the story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this drama. It shows how women can take a stand even when they believe they can't. Torvald was a very controlling husband who knew everything, but didn't know what was going on right under his nose. Nora felt as if she was a doll living in her own doll house and Torvald was the person who could say whether or not she could play. He was the 'puppet master'. I love the climax of the dance of the Tarentella. It was a dance of death. She didn't die physically, but the controlled Nora died bringing to life the confident independent Nora. All all I can say is at the end the door slams on all problems women could possibly face.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was thoroughly absorbed in this book! I couldn't put it down. Though, I couldn't stand Nora, the way she was so pleased with herself and seemingly oblivious to the value of money. Ridiculous flirting with her husband as if shaking him to get the last pennies out of the piggy bank. She couldn't even stop herself from eating macaroons behind Torvald's back! Clearly having no respect for her husband in the first place. But it was captivating to see how much she strived for what she wanted, how much she went through to stop her husband gaining knowledge of her supposed sins only to realise this wasn't what she wanted at all. I sympathised more with Krogstad, Dr Rank and Mrs Linde, who acted as Nora's conscience. Nora and Torvald were disgusting characters. Both consumed by pride- it made great fiction!