A Doll's House
1879 play by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House (also translated from Danish as A Doll House) is a three-act play written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879. The play is set in a Norwegian town circa 1879.
List of charactersEdit
- Nora Helmer – wife of Torvald, mother of three, represents the 19th-century wife, but leaves her family at the end of the play.
- Torvald Helmer – Nora's husband, a newly promoted bank manager, who loves his wife but their marriage does not make her happy.
- Dr. Rank – a rich family friend. He is terminally ill.
- Kristine Linde – Nora's old school friend, widowed, is looking for a job.
- Nils Krogstad – an employee at Torvald's bank and single father.
- The Children – Nora and Torvald's children: Ivar, Bobby and Emmy (in order of age).
- Anne Marie – Nora's former nanny, who gave up her own daughter to "strangers" when she became, as she says, the only mother Nora knew. She now cares for Nora's children.
- Helene – the Helmers' maid
- The Porter – delivers a Christmas tree to the Helmer household at the beginning of the play.
- ↑ Meyer (1967, 477).
- ↑ Byatt, A. S. (1 May 2009). "Blaming Nora". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 30 May 2017.