By Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House premiered in 1879 in Copenhagen, the second one in a chain of realist performs by way of Ibsen, and instantly provoked controversy with its it appears feminist message and publicity of the hypocrisy of Victorian middle-class marriage. In Ibsen's play, Nora Helmer has secretly (and deceptively) borrowed a wide amount of money to pay for her husband, Torvald, to get over ailment on a sabbatical in Italy. Torvald's notion of Nora is of a foolish, naive spendthrift, so it is just whilst the reality starts to emerge, and Torvald appreciates the initiative in the back of his spouse, that unmendable cracks look of their marriage.
This compelling re-creation of Ibsen's masterpiece through playwright Simon Stephens premiered on the younger Vic Theatre, London, on 29 June 2012.
'Ibsen's nice feminist drama' day-by-day Telegraph
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