About the Book
The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll's House shatters the romanticmasquerade of the Helmers' marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship,Nora and Torvald have deceived themselves and each other both consciously andsubconsciously, until Nora acknowledges the need for individual freedom.
A revised student edition of classic set text: A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece oftheatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middleclass marriage on stage. The play ushered in a new social era and "exploded like abomb into contemporary life".
"Meyer's translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one's general sense of post-wardrama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen's genius,have beaten academic versions from the field" (George Steiner)
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 widelyregarded 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.