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The Resource A doll's house, by Henrik Ibsen : a new acting version in English for Jed Harris / by Thornton Wilder

A doll's house, by Henrik Ibsen : a new acting version in English for Jed Harris / by Thornton Wilder

Label
A doll's house
Title
A doll's house
Statement of responsibility
by Henrik Ibsen : a new acting version in English for Jed Harris / by Thornton Wilder
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Language
eng
Summary
"The character of Nora has fascinated me for a long time but I felt that the play, in the form I knew, was too dated. I would not have been interested in accepting the part in the Archer version, because the lines were too stiffly artificial and lacked conviction. The Thornton Wilder adaptation, however, has restored life and credibility to a drama, which is still one of the finest efforts in our theatrical literature."--Ruth Gordon, Cincinnati Times-Star, October 27, 1937 "It's a thrill to encounter this collaboration between these two pioneers of modern theater. Wilder has created a brilliant version of Ibsen's great play, which is taut, conversational and pulsing with life nearly eighty years after it was written. Of course, Wilder worked on A Doll's House while writing Our Town. There are incredible echoes between Nora and Emily-two young women who poignantly confront their own mortality and must say good-bye to life as they know it."--Arin Arbus, director, A Doll's House, Theatre for a New Audience, May 1, 2016 Not staged until 2016, since its record-breaking Broadway premiere starring Ruth Gordon in 1937, this is the first publication of the adaptation of Ibsen's classic drama as revitalized through the shrewd lens of American drama master Thornton Wilder. With clarifying dialogue, Wilder uproots this classic from Norway and funnels it through an American lens. The marriage of Ibsen's naturalistic style melds with Wilder's knack for emotional nuance to create a demonstrative edition of the revered A Doll's House. Henrik Ibsen is often referred to as the father of modern realism. He is most well known for his plays Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Master Builder, The Wild Duck, Peer Gynt, and An Enemy of the People. Thornton Wilder is considered to be one of the most accomplished American playwrights and novelists of the twentieth century. He received three Pulitzer Prize Awards for Our Town (1938), The Skin of Our Teeth (1943) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928). His novel The Eighth Day received The National Book Award in 1968. Our Town is the most-produced American play in the world"--
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1897-1975
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Wilder, Thornton
Dewey number
812/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.I345
LC item number
D65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1828-1906
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Ibsen, Henrik
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  • Women
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  • Europe
Label
A doll's house, by Henrik Ibsen : a new acting version in English for Jed Harris / by Thornton Wilder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by A. Tappan Wilder -- A doll's house -- Appendix -- Afterword / by A. Tappan Wilder -- Note on sources -- Press quotes for A doll's house, 1937
Control code
ocn923553045
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 124 pages
Isbn
9781559365253
Lccn
2016020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A doll's house, by Henrik Ibsen : a new acting version in English for Jed Harris / by Thornton Wilder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by A. Tappan Wilder -- A doll's house -- Appendix -- Afterword / by A. Tappan Wilder -- Note on sources -- Press quotes for A doll's house, 1937
Control code
ocn923553045
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 124 pages
Isbn
9781559365253
Lccn
2016020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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