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Doll's House and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0140441468

ISBN-13: 9780140441468

Edition: 1965

Authors: Henrik Ibsen, Peter Watts, Peter Watts

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The three plays in this volume, each written a decade apart, demonstrate different sides of Henrik ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. in The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a woman who longs to return to the life she enjoyed before she was married. Peter Watts' lively…    
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1965
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.76" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania --present-day Oslo --as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed "theater-poet" to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft. In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In…    

The League of Youth
A Doll's House
The Lady from the Sea