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Four Major Plays Summary
Henrik Ibsen

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Four Major Plays Summary

Plot Summary

The four plays in this collection (A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder) are the most well known and frequently produced, of the many plays written by the late 19th Century Scandinavian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. While entirely individualized in terms of characters and situation, all explore common themes - the role and place of women, their varied struggles for freedom, the inability to escape the past, and the importance of public perception.

The first play, A Doll's House, centers around the character of Nora, a pretty, vivacious and somewhat naïve young woman married to Torvald, an ambitious bank manager with very clear ideas of how people in general, women in particular, and his wife in the specific particular, should behave. Nora has borrowed money from a private money lender in order to help her husband, but when she discovers how negatively her husband feels...

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