A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen

Having gone from well-off to bankrupt, he grew up on a farm where he mostly read and retreated into his imagination. He wanted to be a doctor, but since he was unable to, he was tha apprentice of a pharmacist. He ended up instead writing plays. At twenty-three, he became stage manager of a theatre in Bergen, and then later in Oslo (Christiania at the time). He became a genius in the ways of the stage. He received little or negative feedback on his plays. He eventually received positive recognition in his late thirties. He began work on realistic prose dramas such as A Doll's House. Because she succeeded in finding freedom, it was attacked and rejected (much like some of his later controversial plays).




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