Henrik Ibsen and A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen and A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen(1828-1906...

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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Realism style Most influential modern dramatist Joined National Theater- stayed for six years, writing and directing Made famous by Brand, struggled for recognition A Doll’s House- 1879- written in Italy, fully realistic, successful in Scandinavia Ended up being most influential European dramatist in the late 19 th century, inspired emerging writers felt in early 20 th century Direct, honest, and unsparing in treating character and theme became normal for serious drama after Ibsen A Doll House (1879) Royal Theatre, Copenhagen= first performance o Changed it to crying to children but then back to original ending because not popular Social problems and problems of the individual struggling against the demands of society Focus on the repression of women- offended conservatives, on the minds of progressives Play opens: Nora Helmer- dutiful wife to Torvald, to him she is only a woman, ornament in the house to
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