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A Doll’s House. By. Henrik Ibsen. Drama Terms. Drama- Greek word meaning to do or to act Action - the direction the play moves in Two Types of Drama Comedy - Ending happily Tragedy - not ending well Dialogue -What the characters speak in a play

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a doll s house

A Doll’s House

By. Henrik Ibsen

drama terms
Drama Terms
  • Drama- Greek word meaning to do or to act
  • Action- the direction the play moves in
  • Two Types of Drama
    • Comedy- Ending happily
    • Tragedy- not ending well
  • Dialogue-What the characters speak in a play
  • Foil-a character whose primary purpose is to create a contrast to another character
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Drama Terms
  • Staging- all the things except dialogue which a dramatist uses to communicate to an audience. ( scenery, costume, gesture and lighting)
  • Aside-In drama a short speech spoken by a character in an undertone or directly to the audience.
  • Monologue- An extended speech by a character in a play, short story, novel or narrative poem.
  • Soliloquy- An extended speech, usually in a drama, delivered by a character alone onstage.
a doll s house facts
A Doll’s House Facts
  • Controversial; Audiences were stunned by what they saw.
  • Shocking realistic depiction of middle class life
  • Plays before were written in verse and were supposed to entertain.
  • A Doll’s House is not very pleasant and showed marriage and love in a bad light.
  • Nora- TorvaldHelmer’s wife; Protagonist.
  • TorvaldHelmer-A banker and lawyer. The “man of the house”
  • Mrs. Linde- An old school friend of Nora’s. She gave up her true love, Krogstad, for someone with money.
  • Dr. Rank- He is the Helmer’s friend and visits them daily. He is Torvald’s foil.
  • Krogstad- is an employee at the bank where Torvald is manager. He is a shady character.
themes to consider
Themes to consider
  • Appearance and reality
  • Deception
  • The role of women
  • The individual and society
  • Money
  • Nora’s Fancy dress costume
  • The Tarantella
  • Light
  • Christmas Tree