Summary From the opening of the play to the announcement of Dr. It is Christmas Eve. Nora Helmer enters the house with packages and a Christmas tree.
At the back, a door to the right leads to the entrance-hall, another to the left leads to Helmer 's study. Between the doors stands a piano. In the middle of the left-hand wall is a door, and beyond it a window.
Near the window are a 5 round table, arm-chairs and a small sofa. In the right-hand wall, at the farther end, another door; and on the same side, nearer the footlights, a stove, two easy chairs and a rocking-chair; between the stove and the door, a small table.
Engravings on the walls; a cabinet with china and other small objects; a small 10 book-case with well-bound books. The floors are carpeted, and a fire burns in the stove. A bell rings in the hall; shortly afterwards the door is heard to open.
Enter NORAhumming a tune and in high spirits. She is in outdoor dress and carries a number of parcels; these she lays on 15 the table to the right. Hide the Christmas Tree carefully, Helen.
Be sure the 20 children do not see it until this evening, when it is dressed. There is a shilling. No, keep the change. NORA shuts the door.
She is laughing to 25 herself, as she takes off her hat and coat. She takes a packet of macaroons from her pocket and eats one or two; then goes cautiously to her husband's door and listens. Yes, he is in. Still humming, she goes to the table on the right.
Helmer calls out from his room. Is that my little lark 30 Nora busy opening some of the parcels. Is it my little squirrel bustling about?
When did my squirrel come home? Puts the bag of macaroons into her pocket and wipes her mouth. Come in here, Torvald, and see what I have bought. A little later, he opens the door and looks into the room, pen in hand. Bought, did you say? All these 40 things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?
Yes but, Torvald, this year we really can let ourselves go a little. This is the first Christmas that we have not needed to economise. Still, you know, we can't spend money recklessly. Just a tiny wee bit! You are going to have a big salary and earn lots and lots of money.
Yes, after the New Year; but then it will be a whole quarter before the salary is due.
Goes up to her and takes her playfully by the ear. The same little featherhead! Suppose, now, that I borrowed fifty pounds today, and you spent it all in the Christmas week, and then on New Year's Eve a slate fell on my head and killed me, 55 and—Nora putting her hands over his mouth.
Still, suppose that happened,—what then? If that were to happen, I don't suppose I should care whether I owed money or not.A Doll's House (Bokmål: Et dukkehjem; also translated as A Doll House) is a three-act play written by Norway's Henrik Ibsen.
It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December , having been published earlier that month. The play is set in a Norwegian town circa A summary of Act One in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll’s House.
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Fifteen years have passed since Nora famously slammed the door. And then there’s a knock. Nora has returned. About A Doll's House. Nora and Torvald Helmer are the perfect couple living a storybook life.
But for years Nora has been paying off a secret debt, obtained through forging a . Act one of the play A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen takes place in the living room of the Helmer family who lives in Norway during the Christmas season in the 's. Torvald Helmer is a lawyer who is married to Nora, and they have three small children.
They live in a big house with assistants, such as a nurse, Anne-Marie, and a housemaid. A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen translated by William Archer CHARACTERS TORVALD HELMER.
NORA, his wife. DOCTOR RANK. MRS. LINDEN. * NILS KROGSTAD.