Picture of Henrik Ibsen, author of A Doll's House; playwright / dramatist; nineteenth century Norwegian Literature and drama
Book Art by Jim Rosenau
Playing With A Doll's House
On this day in 1879 Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House opened in Copenhagen. One critic compared the play to the dropping of "a bomb into contemporary life," and "a death sentence on accepted social ethics"; another described Nora's exit from her house and her gender-roles at the end of Act V as "a door slam heard 'round the world."

 

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