A Doll's House and Other Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964154

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 1178

Four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series. With her assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Depicting one woman's struggle to be treated as a rational human being, and not merely a wife, mother or fragile doll, the play changed the course of theatrical history and sparked debates worldwide about the roles of men and women in society. Ibsen's follow-up Ghosts was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both set in Norwegian coastal towns and exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society. The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. All the plays have been freshly translated by the best modern translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. They include new introductions and editorial apparatus by leading scholars.

Ibsen: A Doll's House

Author: Egil Tornqvist

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478663

Category: Drama

Page: 210

View: 5898

Ibsen's A Doll's House is one of the most widely debated plays, but which version of the play do we refer to--the original text, translations, stage presentation, radio, film or television adaptations? This study addresses these questions and examines how the choice of medium and directorial approaches have influenced the meaning of the play text. Comparative analysis of the text and performance is framed by biographical background to the play and its impact on later dramatists such as Strindberg and Shaw.

The Enchanted Dolls' House

Author: Robyn Johnson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781593541828

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6244

For the child who loves dolls, for the adult who cherishes dolls, the most sumptious celebration ever in an exquisite, multidimensional presentation, featuring pop-up period dollhouses, secret letters, hidden pictures and more. Meet Albert and Lucinda, Kristen, Oscar, Hattie and more, enchanted dolls who inhabit a magical series of homes, from a Tudor mansion to a twentieth century villa, finding adventure and secrets to discover, dances to attend, and parties to give in each era. Can it be a surprise that over the many centuries a gentle romance has blossomed between Albert and Lucinda? Pages are crammed with doll lore and historical detail. Lovingly rendered, highly detailed drawings of dolls, their clothing and furnishings, accessories and accoutrements grace each page and spread. Each of the four dimensional dollhouses just begs for readers to peek through windows anddoors or lift away the walls to find hidden details and characters. Tactile treats are everywhere: journals to open, letters to pull out and read, jewelry boxes to explore, fabric to touch.and much, much more. A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection as well as crossover selection of several BMOC adult clubs.

Four Great Plays

Author: Henrik Johan Ibsen

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 055321280X

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 1613

Four plays by the nineteenth-century Norwegian dramatist deal with the breakup of a marriage, Puritan moral standards, the force of public opinion, and personal illusions, in a volume that contains Ghosts, The Wild Duck, An Enemy of the People, and A Doll's House. Reissue.

Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House

Author: S. H. Siddall

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 79

View: 3149

Stephen Siddall’s study of one of Ibsen’s most innovative plays places it firmly in the context of nineteenth century European theatre, ‘novelty theatre’, and the society of Norway of its time. The book discusses responses to Ibsen, especially those of George Bernard Shaw and William Archer in London, and the relationship of the play to issues of theatrical censorship. (More modern treatments, like the remarkable ones by Ingmar Bergman and by Fassbinder, are also covered.) The character of Nora leads into a discussion of feminism, and her relationship with Torvald and the performance of the crucial tarantella is sensitively discussed.

A Doll's House

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368500

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1560

"In [Wilder's] A Doll's House . . . the relationship of dialogue to action is very special, like nothing that had been heard on stage before."—David Hammond, PlayMakers Repertory Company Not staged since its Broadway premiere starring Ruth Gordon in 1937, the first-ever publication of this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama is revitalized through the shrewd lens of American drama master, Thornton Wilder. With his famous, clarifying dialogue, Wilder uproots this classic from Norway and funnels it through an American lens. The marriage of Ibsen's famed naturalistic style melds with Wilder's knack for emotional nuance to create a rich, demonstrative edition of the revered standard A Doll's House. Henrik Ibsen has often been referred to as the father of realistic drama. The Norwegian playwright is best known for his major works Brand, Peer Gynt, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder. Thornton Wilder was an accomplished novelist and playwright in the twentieth century. Two of his four major plays garnered Pulitzer Prizes, Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1943). His play The Matchmaker was later adapted into the record-breaking musical Hello, Dolly! The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of his seven novels, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and his next-to-last novel, The Eighth Day received the National Book Award (1968). Our Town continues to be the most produced American play in the world.

A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby

Author: Jean Nisbett

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781861084866

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8485

Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion--making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a dolls’ house that will enchant a child--and actually stand up to play. Equipment and materials, finishes, decoration, decorative detail, gardens and renovation all receive in-depth coverage, while checklists set out a logical order for work.

The Dollhouse Book

An Illustrated Guide to Miniature Mansions, Little Living-rooms, Cozy Castles, Diminutive Dwellings, Small Shops, and the Dolls and Furnishings that Inhabit Them

Author: Stephanie Finnegan

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579120771

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1233

A unique book shaped like a miniature dollhouse opens to reveal a rich variety of dollhouses from around the world, as it captures miniature homes that run the gamut of historical designs, periods, and architectural styles and their interiors.

The Dolls' House

Author: Rumer Godden

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509836705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3329

Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family is owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and they are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls' house - just for them. It's perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wreak havoc in the dolls' house. For Marchpane might be a wonderfully beautiful doll, but she is also terribly cruel. And she always gets her own way . . . First published in 1947, Rumer Godden's classic has been delighting children for generations. Now available in a beautiful new edition, illustrated by Jane Ray.

The Queen's Dolls' House

Author: Lucinda Lambton

Publisher: Royal Collection Publications

ISBN: 9781905686261

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 131

View: 6574

The Queens Dolls House is one of the largest, most beautiful, and most famous dolls houses in the world. Created for Queen Mary in the early 1920s by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is a perfect replica of an aristocratic Edwardian residence, complete in every way from the wine-cellar, with its store of tiny bottles, each containing a thimbleful of vintage wine, to the library, with its exquisite volumes of original works by authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy and EdithWharton. This most magical of dolls houses also has a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, a garage full of miniature limousines, and running water, electricity and working lifts. Each room, from the servants bedrooms to the grand saloon, is fully furnished in every way, and waiting to be explored.

A Doll's House, Part 2

Author: Lucas Hnath

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 082223744X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 723

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

Enchanted Dolls' House Wedding

Author: Robyn Johnson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781593541972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9052

Albert and Lucinda from the beloved The Enchanted Dolls' House have pled their troth (Victorian for "got engaged!"). It is a happy time for everyone in the Enchanted Dolls' House. All the dollsfrom the servant dolls to the toy dolls, even the resident dog and cat dollsenthusiastically join together to celebrate a joyous wedding with all the fashionable and tasteful accoutrement of the Edwardian, Regency and Victorian eras available to them. Four masterfully conceived and constructed pop-up buldings amaze with historical accuracy and bustle with activity: Shop for wedding finery in an Edwardian department store. See the toiletries, accessories, hair styles, and beautiful wedding clothes from which the dolls choose. Attend a wedding breakfast, complete with musicians, favors, and a glorious cake garnished with marzipan pearls, pendants and bows. Peek through windows and doors of a Victorian Manor Dolls' House and a Regency Dolls' House to see the dolls observe their elegant way of life. And finally, attend a breathtakingly beautiful wedding in a Victorian Chapel. Overflowing with doll lore and loving rendered details of wedding gifts, food, and flowers, readers of all ages will attend the wedding of their dreams!

A Doll's House - Literary Touchstone Edition

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495982

Category: Drama

Page: 85

View: 2977

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Ibsen?s approach to complex human interactions and the relationship between the sexes.Norwegian-born Henrik Ibsen?s classic play about the struggle between independence and security still resonates with readers and audience members today. Often hailed as an early feminist work, the story of Nora and Torvald rises above simple gender issues to ask the bigger question: "To what extent have we sacrificed our selves for the sake of social customs and to protect what we think is love?" Nora?s struggle and ultimate realizations about her life invite all of us to examine our own lives and find the many ways we have made ourselves dolls and playthings in the hands of forces we believe to be beyond our control.

CliffsNotes On Ibsen's A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler

Author: Marianne Sturman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764584863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 9141

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on A Doll's House & Hedda Gabler takes you into Henrick Ibsen's dramatic plays, controversial theater productions that inflamed audience reactions in the nineteenth century. A Doll's House follows the story of a housewife who emerges from the confinement of her married life to confront the conditions of the outside world. Typical of Ibsen's dramas, Hedda Gabler portrays a depraved world in which women in particular submit to unsatisfying socially imposed roles. Summaries and expert commentaries cover each act within both plays; other features that help you figure out these important works include Life and background of the playwright Summary of Ibsen's most famous plays Analysis of the plays' structure, themes, and characters A complete list of Ibsen's drama Sample exam questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Dolls' House Fairy

Author: Jane Ray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846169069

Category: Children's stories

Page: 30

View: 1412

When Rosy discovers a REAL fairy living in her beloved dolls' house she cannot believe her eyes! But Thistle is no ordinary fairy and has one or two very unfairylike habits! Can Rosy help the fairy to mend her wing and fly again, and in turn, perhaps the fairy can help Rosy when she needs it most... A touching and memorable tale about friendship and caring for others from Jane Ray, the much-loved and world-renowned illustrator and storyteller.

Henrik Ibsen

Author: Sally Ledger

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 2092

Providing close readings of ten of Ibsen''s b est-known plays, including A Doll''s House, and Ghosts, this study also surveys Ibsen''s dramatic output, situating his pl ays in their cultural, historical and intellectual contexts. '