A Doll's House (Drama Classics) by Henrik Ibsen

By Henrik Ibsen

The NHB Drama Classics sequence provides the world's maximum performs in reasonable, hugely readable variants for college students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are obtainable introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and ancient heritage, including an writer biography, key dates and proposals for additional analyzing) and the entire textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, via top specialists within the box, are actual and principally actable. The variants of English-language performs comprise a thesaurus of bizarre phrases and words to assist understanding.

A Doll's House is Ibsen's progressive story of Nora's awakening to her want for a lifetime of her own.

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KROGSTAD. It’s you I want to talk to. NORA. Me? ) Go in there, to Anne-Marie. What? No, the man won’t hurt Mummy. When he’s gone, we’ll have another game. She takes the children into the room left, and shuts the door behind them. She is uneasy, and speaks tightly. You want to talk to me? KROGSTAD. Yes. NORA. It’s not the first of the month. KROGSTAD. It’s Christmas Eve. And what sort of Christmas Day you have, depends on you. NORA. I can’t do anything today. 63 KROGSTAD. It’s not that. Later. It’s something else.

Wonderful, yes, to have all one needs. NORA. Not just all one needs, but lots of money, lots. MRS LINDE (lightly). Nora, Nora, have you still not grown up? You were an extravagant little thing at school. NORA (with a light laugh). That’s just what Torvald calls me. ) ‘Nora, Nora’ – she’s not all featherbrain. Not all you both think. We’ve never had the money for me to waste. We’ve had to work, both of us. MRS LINDE. You, as well? 42 NORA. Odds and ends. Sewing, embroidery, things like that. ) And other things too.

HELMER. What a funny little thing it is. Daddy’s daughter. A thousand little ways of wheedling pennies – 35 and as soon as you’ve got them, they melt in your hands. You never know where they’ve gone. It’s in the blood, little Nora, it’s inherited. NORA. I wish I’d inherited some of Daddy’s other qualities. HELMER. I wouldn’t have you any different. Dear little bird, little darling. But what is it? There’s something, isn’t there? There is. NORA. What? HELMER. Look at me. NORA (looking at him). There.

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