Ibsen's 1879 play shocked its first audiences with its radical insights into the social roles of husband and wife. His portrayal of the caged 'songbird' in his flawed heroine Nora remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of the late 19th century woman. This revised edition contains introductory commentary and notes by Sophie Duncan, which offer a contemporary lens on the play's gender politics and consider seminal productions of the play into the 21st century. METHUEN DRAMA STUDENT EDITIONS are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoire... continue
Las raíces directas del teatro actual se encuentran en la obra de Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), quien no sólo puso los cimientos de la escena moderna, sino que dio expresión a muchos de los problemas del mundo contemporáneo. Uno de los temas que están presentes a lo largo de todo su teatro -la mujer como ser capaz de elegir libremente- llega a su cima en la Nora de "Casa de muñecas" (1879) y en la protagonista de "Hedda Gabler" (1890). Si la primera obra fue causa de uno de los mayores escándalos en la historia del teatro occiden... continue
In this drama Ibsen has touched issues that were severely sensitive. The characters drawn in detail are deeply embedded in the plot. The themes of infidelity, illegitimate children and incest have been touched upon that were taboo topics of the time. He proved his mettle as a brilliant and bold writer as he delves into the psychology of the main characters and discusses their troubles.