A Doll's House

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Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365253Publication Date:
15 Sep 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Broadway, 1937

A Doll's House

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Thornton Wilder

Paperback £14.99

Thornton Wilder's scintillating version of Ibsen's classic play.

First seen on Broadway in a 1937 production starring Ruth Gordon, Wilder's version of A Doll's House was revived to great acclaim by TFANA (Theatre For A New Audience) in 2016.

Wilder uproots Ibsen's play from Norway and reimagines it through an American lens. Ibsen's naturalistic style melds with Wilder's knack for emotional nuance to create a powerful, unforgettable version of the play.

'The character of Nora has fascinated me for a long time but I felt that the play, in the form I knew, was too dated. I would not have been interested in accepting the part in the Archer version, because the lines were too stiffly artificial and lacked conviction. The Thornton Wilder adaptation, however, has restored life and credibility to a drama, which is still one of the finest efforts in our theatrical literature.' Ruth Gordon, Cincinnati Times-Star, 27 October 1937

'It's a thrill to encounter this collaboration between these two pioneers of modern theater. Wilder has created a brilliant version of Ibsen's great play, which is taut, conversational and pulsing with life nearly eighty years after it was written. Of course, Wilder worked on A Doll's House while writing Our Town. There are incredible echoes between Nora and Emily - two young women who poignantly confront their own mortality and must say good-bye to life as they know it.' Arin Arbus, director, A Doll's House, Theatre for a New Audience, May 2016

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365253Publication Date:
15 Sep 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

Little Eyolf
The Wild Duck
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
Emperor and Galilean
Nora : A Doll's House (2019 edition)
A Master Builder
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
The League of Youth
Ghosts
The Lady from the Sea
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Hedda
Ibsen: Three Plays
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
An Enemy of the People
John Gabriel Borkman
The Master Builder
A Doll's House (Drama Classic)
Hedda Tesman
John Gabriel Borkman
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Nora : A Doll's House
Rosmersholm
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)
Judgement Day
An Enemy of the People

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Also by Thornton Wilder:

The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder
The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder

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Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.