Drama

A Doll's House

Author: Henrick Ibsen

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736800665

Category: Drama

Page: 107

View: 625

A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity." In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play.
Drama

A Doll's House

Author: Henrik Ibsen,Non Worrall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106027

Category: Drama

Page: 116

View: 1199

The play is combined with a full commentary on the plot, context, themes, characters, language and critical reception.
Domestic drama, Norwegian

The Doll's House

A Play

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic drama, Norwegian

Page: 284

View: 7650

Drama

A Doll's House and Other Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964154

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 9716

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.
Drama

A Doll's House

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571307698

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 7619

The Vaughans are all set to enjoy Christmas. Thomas has been promoted and Nora is delighted. Everything at last seems to be going right, until a visitor arrives uninvited and causes them to question just how perfect their marriage is. Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House caused outrage both in its style and subject matter when first staged in 1879. Zinnie Harris's retelling is played against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century - to revel a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule. Zinnie Harris's version of A Doll's House premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in May 2009.
Drama

Four Major Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen,James Walter McFarlane,Jens Arup

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833877

Category: Drama

Page: 355

View: 6373

Four plays by Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler and the Master Builder.
Fiction

The Doll's House

A Detective Helen Grace Thriller

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194918

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3414

Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the “gripping”* international bestselling series. Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him. When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She’s still sending text messages to her family. Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer’s motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Crafts & Hobbies

How to Make Your Dolls' House Special

Fresh Ideas for Decorating

Author: Beryl Armstrong

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781861081827

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 137

View: 2130

A myriad of new and ingenious DIY finishes to decorate any dolls’ house. Create convincing thatching, roof tiles and slates, brickwork, paving, pebbledash, timberframe and many more stylish decorations to transform your dolls’ house into something truly special. Using this book you can transform ready-made houses or kits to reproduce a period manor, farmhouse, a corner shop, or even a replica of your own home. Includes helpful advice on basics, materials, tools and equipment.
Juvenile Fiction

The Dolls' House

Author: Rumer Godden

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509836705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7792

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.
Fiction

Eeny Meeny

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194896

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7772

The "dark, twisted, thought-provoking" (#1 New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag) international bestseller—first in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace. Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them. Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....
Juvenile Fiction

Ship of Dolls

Author: Shirley Parenteau

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076367415X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4868

Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie’s ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event. It’s 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco’s speakeasies. But Mama’s new husband doesn’t think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie’s class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. But what if a jealous classmate and Lexie’s own small lies to her grandmother manage to derail her plans? Inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war, Shirley Parenteau’s engaging story has sure appeal for young readers who enjoy historical fiction, and for doll lovers of all ages.
Juvenile Fiction

The Doll's Eye

Author: Marina Cohen

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626722056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8155

All Hadley wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be—back when she didn’t have to share her mother with her stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she wasn't forced to live in a musty, decomposing house. Back when she had a life in the city with her friends. As Hadley whiles away what’s left of her summer, exploring the nearby woods and splitting her time between her strange, bug-obsessed neighbor Gabe and the nice old lady that lives above the garage, she begins to notice the house isn’t just old and creaky. It’s full of secrets, just like appearance of a mysterious dollhouse and the family of perfect dolls she finds. Oh, how she wishes her family were more like those lovely dolls! Then one day, Hadley discovers a lone glass eye rolling around the floor of the attic. Holding it close one night, she makes a wish that just might change her world forever.
Fiction

The Doll

Author: Boleslaw Prus

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017397X

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 2846

Boleslaw Prus is often compared to Chekhov, and Prus’s masterpiece might be described as an intimate epic, a beautifully detailed, utterly absorbing exploration of life in late-nineteenth-century Warsaw, which is also a prophetic reckoning with some of the social forces—imperialism, nationalism, anti-Semitism among them—that would soon convulse Europe as never before. But The Doll is above all a brilliant novel of character, dramatizing conflicting ideas through the various convictions, ambitions, confusions, and frustrations of an extensive and varied cast. At the center of the book are three men from three different generations. Prus’s fatally flawed hero is Wokulski, a successful businessman who yearns for recognition from Poland’s decadent aristocracy and falls desperately in love with the highborn, glacially beautiful Izabela. Wokulski’s story is intertwined with those of the incorrigibly romantic old clerk Rzecki, nostalgic for the revolutions of 1848, and of the bright young scientist Ochocki, who dreams of a future full of flying machines and other marvels, making for a book of great scope and richness that is, as Stanisław Barańczak writes in his introduction, at once “an old-fashioned yet still fascinating love story . . . , a still topical diagnosis of society’s ills, and a forceful yet subtle portrayal of a tragically doomed man.
Drama

The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays

A Doll's House, Miss Julie, The Weavers, Mrs Warren's Profession, Three Sisters, Strife

Author: Henrik Ibsen,August Strindberg,Gerhart Hauptmann,George Bernard Shaw,Anton Chekhov,John Galsworthy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781408128435

Category: Drama

Page: 480

View: 5987

The study of Naturalist theatre remains a staple and often foundational part of the curriculum at all levels of drama education. This anthology of six of the most commonly studied and revived Naturalist plays from the European repertoire offers a unique compendium that will serve as required reading for drama courses and is ideal for theatre practitioners and fans. The selected plays perfectly reflect the formal and geographical diversity of Naturalist theatre as well as its major philosophical, political, and theatrical preoccupations. The volume includes Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (1879), August Strindberg's Miss Julie (1888), Gerhart Hauptmann's The Weavers (1892), Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession (1893), Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (1901), and John Galsworthy's Strife (1909). A critical introduction by Dr. Chris Megson contextualizes the emergence of Naturalist theatre in the late nineteenth century, identifying its principal aims and methods; provides an analysis of the selected plays, mapping their key preoccupations; and ends by considering Naturalism's enduring legacy and resonance today.
Fiction

Pop Goes the Weasel

A Detective Helen Grace Thriller

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069819490X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7815

From the international bestselling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller in the “truly excellent series”* featuring Detective Helen Grace. A man’s body is found in an empty house. A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is—or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase.... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Crafts & Hobbies

Build a Doll's House

Author: Michal Morse

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780713481341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7446

This guide contains all the tips, plans and step-by-step sketches needed to build a brick house, a weatherboard house, a Tudor house and a six-room Georgian or Victorian house. Instructions for wiring, lighting and decorating are also given.
Drama

Nuclear War & The Songs for Wende

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350050881

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 5722

I want, one more time, to be absolutely in the moment . . . I am going to try as hard as I can to not be a human being. A series of suggestions on desire, death and time. Nuclear War is the searing result of a groundbreaking and form-defying collaboration between Simon Stephens and the choreographer and movement director Imogen Knight, developed by Actors Touring Company. Introduced by the author, this edition also features a suite of lyrics written by Simon Stephens for a musical collaboration with Dutch singer-songwriter Wende Snijders, performed at Schouwburg Het Park in Westerdijk, The Netherlands, in March 2017. Nuclear War was published to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, London, in April 2017.
Drama

A Doll's House ; The Wild Duck ; The Lady from the Sea

Author: Henrik Ibsen,Eleanor Marx Aveling

Publisher: Everyman's Classic Library in Paperback

ISBN: 9780460872935

Category: Drama

Page: 242

View: 4656

The first novel from a gifted new Irish writer explores the prickly issue of emigration through the eyes of a young boy,growing up against the backdrop of rural Ireland,facing the trauma of leaving the world he knows for a world he hasonly heard of.

A Doll's House

Includes APA Style Citations for Scholarly Secondary Sources, Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Critical Essays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523361120

Category:

Page: 108

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This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus APA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in APA format for your research paper.