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

By Henrik Ibsen

The NHB Drama Classics sequence provides the world's maximum performs in cheap, hugely readable variations for college students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are available introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and ancient historical past, including an writer biography, key dates and proposals for additional examining) and the full textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, via top specialists within the box, are exact and notably actable. The versions of English-language performs comprise a thesaurus of surprising phrases and words to help 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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Kristine! MRS LINDE. That’s right. NORA. Kristine! To think I didn’t recognise you. ) You’ve changed, Kristine. MRS LINDE. Nine, ten years – 39 NORA. Is it really so long? I suppose it is. I’ve been so happy these last eight years. And now you’ve come back to town. Such a long journey, in winter too. Aren’t you brave? MRS LINDE. I came on the steamer this morning. NORA. Just in time for Christmas. What a lovely surprise! What a time we’ll have. Take your coat off. You can’t be cold. ) There. Let’s be cosy, by the stove.

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. You know Torvald set up on his own when we got married? He’d no prospects at the office, and he had to earn more money. In the first year, he overworked terribly. It was because of the money. He worked every hour there was. It was too much for him. He had a breakdown, and the doctors said he had to get away, go South.

The only thing was, it cost a fortune. MRS LINDE. I can imagine. NORA. Four thousand, eight hundred kroner. A fortune. MRS LINDE. You were lucky to have it, just when you needed it. NORA. Ah well, it came from Daddy. MRS LINDE. I remember, your father died about that time. NORA. Can you imagine, I couldn’t go and look after him? I was expecting Ivar, any day. Torvald was really ill. Poor, darling Daddy. I never saw him again, Kristine. It was the worst time of my whole married life. 43 MRS LINDE.

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