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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
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Feb 14, 12

bookshelves: watched-film-only, play, classic

Added 2/15/12.
I have not read the play but I recently streamed the 1973 movie adaptation (starring Anthony Hopkins) from Netflix.
"A Doll's House" (1973)
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/A_D...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069987/
IMDb description:"A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded."

Here's a better description: "Written in 1879 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House is a three act play about a seemingly typical housewife who becomes disillusioned and dissatisfied with her condescending husband."
FROM: http://plays.about.com/od/plays/a/dol...

Looks like it may be coming out as a new movie with Ben Kingsley:
"A Doll's House" (2012)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2072872/
"Based on the Ibsen play, a drama centered on a woman married to an overbearing husband, set against the backdrop of the current economic crisis."
FROM ANOTHER SOURCE (written Nov. 2011):
"The cast has been set for the feature film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House. Ben Kingsley, Jena Malone, Julian Sands, and Michele Martin are set as the leads ... the pic ... will be a modern day version of Ibsen’s play. The film centers on 'a young woman’s escape from an overbearing husband set during today’s recession.'”
FROM: http://collider.com/ben-kingsley-jena...

I've always been curious about this classic play. It feels good to finally know what it's about, thanks to Netflix. I now realize why it's such a classic. The ending gives some real insights into how a relationship can change forever when the uncaring and selfish side of a spouse's personality becomes exposed.

PS-Here's an interesting point of view at a GR review:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
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