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					The Dolls
December 21, 1879
      History Period
•19th century
•In the West some types of
 plays included:
 Romanticism, Melodrama,
 and the problem plays of
 Naturalism and Realism.
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•Realism began around 1850
 as the Romanticism period
 was ending around 1870,
 and gave way to the 'isms' of
 Modernism in the theatre of
 the 20th century.
• Around the 1850’s the hoops became
  popular to wear. After having put on the
  chemise, corset, and petticoat the 19th
  century lady would put on the hoop skirt.
  They were usually made out of steel wire
  and other materials. A woman always
  wore gloves and her bonnet.
• The women of that era were kind of like
  the women today, always looking for the
  newest fashion at an affordable price.
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• The first bustle was worn.
• A man was always seen wearing the best attire.
  He would wear his wool evening tail coat or
  Double breasted suit with a charming top hat.
  The suits sported wide lapels during the early
  Victorian Period. Their shirts were made of linen
  or muslin.
• The females mostly wore bright colors like blues,
  orange, pink, green, purple. The men wore dark
  colors like gray, blue, and black.
Henrik Ibsen was
born on March
20,1828 and passed
away on May
• Henrik was major 19th-century Norwegian
  playwright, theatre director, and poet.
• He is often referred to “the god father”
• He is one of the founders of Modernism in
• Henrik’s work examined the realities that
  lay behind many facades, possessing a
  revelatory nature that was disquieting to
  many contemporaries.
• A Doll’s House is an 1879 play by Henrik Ibsen. The
  play was Ibsen's first one that he created sensation
  and it is now considered to be his most famous play. It
  is recommended to be read in most schools and
• The play was controversial when first published, as it is
  sharply critical of 19th century marriage norms. It
  follows the formula of well-made play up until the
  final act, when it breaks convention by ending with a
  discussion, not an unraveling. It is often called the first
  true feminist play.
The play is also an important work
of the naturalist movement, in
which real events and situations
are depicted on stage in a
departure from previous forms
such as romanticism. The
influence of the play was
recognized by UNESCO in 2001
when Henrik Ibsen's autographed
manuscripts of A Doll's House
were inscribed on the Memory of
the World Register in recognition
of their historical value.

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