Ibsen Still Matters

Theater: ‘A Doll’s House’

Francine Ciccarelli, Geneva Turner and Andrew Joffee in “A Doll’s House.” Photo By Ken Dreyfack

There is the temptation to suggest, with the #Me Too movement in the headlines and an increased focus on gender inequality, that this is the perfect moment to stage “A Doll’s House.” In truth, there have been countless “perfect” moments for Henrik Ibsen’s play since it debuted in Denmark in 1879. The play’s consideration of marriage and a woman’s place within it were deeply shocking in the 19th century. More than a century later, though no longer shocking, the writing remains deeply insightful and thought provoking. 

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