A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen: A Reading

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen: A Reading

You read the Ibsen classic in high school or saw the 1973 film with Claire Bloom or perhaps you never encountered it. In a compelling and impressive presentation, professional actors will bring the 1879 feminist play that caused a “storm of outraged controversy” to dramatic life, accompanied by a post-show discussion with dramaturg Karina Batchelor.

WHEN Saturday, March 11 at 2 pm.

WHERE GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134

This is a Subscriber-first event. Registration is not open yet. However, you can reserve tickets for A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath HERE.

About A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll’s House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th-century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that “a woman cannot be herself in modern society,” since it is “an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint.” Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play’s theme is not women’s rights, but rather “the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she is and to strive to become that person.” In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he “must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women’s rights movement,” since he wrote “without any conscious thought of making propaganda,” his task having been “the description of humanity.”