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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)
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."

Looks like it may be coming out as a new movie with Ben Kingsley:
"A Doll's House" (2012)
"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.'”

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:
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