A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (Free Audio Book)
A DOLL’S HOUSE by HENRIK IBSEN – A free audiobook
Narrated by: Full Cast – Aleithia, Elizabeth Klett, MB, David Muncaster, Anna Simon, Miranda Stinson, Jordan Schneider, Andy and Alana Jordan
A Doll’s House was a play written by Henrik Ibsen and premiered on the stage during December 21, 1879 at the Royal Theatre located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The three act play was initially published a month earlier. This play was a critical success as it tackled and criticized the norms of marriage during the 19th century. As such, it took the ire of the church for its controversial new outlook at marriages.
The story follows the protagonist Nora, who unlike most female protagonist during the time was a strong and independent female character. The controversy stems from the chapter wherein Nora chose to leave her husband and children in order for her to truly know who she was. This critical change in a female protagonist stems from Ibsen’s belief that during his time, a woman cannot possibly be herself in a society that favors the men. The play is often perceived as a story about woman’s rights but is in fact a call for equality in the society. A Doll’s House is a poignant part of literary fiction as it is one of the first to delve into equality in society. Henceforth, this audiobook calls for a list of talented voice actors to give life to its cast of strong willed women. Henrik Ibsen has not made a classic story; in fact, he has helped shape the direction of society. This audiobook is an important part of history for its call for equality.
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