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By Henrik Ibsen

The NHB Drama Classics sequence provides the world's maximum performs in cheap, hugely readable variants for college students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are obtainable introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and ancient heritage, including an writer biography, key dates and recommendations for additional analyzing) and the total textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by means of best specialists within the box, are exact and mainly actable. The versions of English-language performs contain a thesaurus of bizarre phrases and words to assist understanding.

A Doll's House is Ibsen's progressive story of Nora's awakening to her desire for a lifetime of her own.

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I’ll have one too. Just a little one. Perhaps two. ) I’m really so happy. There’s only one thing left – 57 RANK. What’s that? NORA. I’d like to say something straight out. Something to Torvald. RANK. Why don’t you, then? NORA. I daren’t. It’s too terrible. MRS LINDE. Terrible? RANK. If it’s terrible, you’d better not. Say it to us, if you like. What is it you’d say to Helmer, if he was here? NORA. I’d say – Good God! RANK. Tut, tut. MRS LINDE. Don’t be silly, Nora. RANK. He is here. Say it. NORA (hiding the macaroon-packet).

So am I. Oh Torvald, what fun the children will have! HELMER. A secure job, a good income – isn’t it wonderful? NORA. Wonderful. HELMER. Remember last Christmas? How you shut yourself in here evening after evening for three whole 37 weeks, making tree-decorations and all the other surprises? The dullest three weeks I’ve ever spent. NORA. I wasn’t bored. HELMER (smiling). It’s not as if anything much came of it, Nora. NORA. Don’t be horrid. How could I guess that the cat would get in and tear everything to bits?

Something to Torvald. RANK. Why don’t you, then? NORA. I daren’t. It’s too terrible. MRS LINDE. Terrible? RANK. If it’s terrible, you’d better not. Say it to us, if you like. What is it you’d say to Helmer, if he was here? NORA. I’d say – Good God! RANK. Tut, tut. MRS LINDE. Don’t be silly, Nora. RANK. He is here. Say it. NORA (hiding the macaroon-packet). Sh! HELMER comes out of his study, with his coat over his arm and his hat in his hand. NORA runs to him. Torvald, darling, did you get rid of him?

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