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The play is combined with a full commentary on the plot, context, themes, characters, language and critical receptionA bibliography and questions for study make this the perfect edition for studentsIbsen is regarded as the father of modern drama and his work is perenially revivedA Doll's House is a set text on the AQA Drama, EDEXCEL Drama & Theatre and WJEC Drama and Theatre lists for 2007/8Annual sales for the MSE edition in 2006 were 4346 copies; in 2007, 4623 copies
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community.
'Ibsen's great feminist drama' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 20.5.09 'Many a husband reeled back in horror after the premiere of Ibsen's marriage-shaking play in 1879. The fellow was actually challenging the sacred values of family life by suggesting a woman could break free of the marital gilded cage. What next? They will want the vote.' Paul Callan, Daily Express, 20.5.09 'Ibsen's drama is a powerful statement of his radical beliefs about gender, the folly of idealism and the nature of modern love. In essence, it is the story of woman who wakes up to reality.' Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 20.5.09 'Ibsen caused a storm with the notion that women were as entitled as men to think and live for themselves.' John Nathan, Jewish Chronicle, 21.5.09