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Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1879

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Hedda Gabler

  • A play by Ibsen published in 1890
  • Similarities to A Doll’s House include a strong female protagonist, a turn-of-the-century European setting, and defined social expectations for men and women.
  • Themes common to both works include Death and Decay and Fraud and Fraudulence.
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A Doll’s House: Part 2

  • Playwright Lucas Hnath continues Ibsen’s story in his 2018 play.
  • The story includes continuity of characters and the return of the female protagonist.

Ibsen’s Women

  • A 1997 comprehensive analysis by Joan Templeton of Ibsen’s portrayal of women in his plays
  • Focuses on the author’s representation of women and gender roles

Other Student Resources

A Doll’s House Staged Play

  • A 2021 recorded production by Summer Light Theatre

A Doll’s House, Part 2 - Full Play

  • A 2018 production by Aspen Fringe Festival of Hnath’s play

Teacher Resources