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By Henrik Ibsen

The NHB Drama Classics sequence offers the world's maximum performs in cheap, hugely readable variations for college kids, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are obtainable introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and old history, including an writer biography, key dates and recommendations for additional interpreting) and the entire textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by way of prime specialists within the box, are exact and principally actable. The variants of English-language performs contain a thesaurus of surprising phrases and words to help understanding.

A Doll's House is Ibsen's progressive story of Nora's awakening to her want for a lifetime of her own.

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After a short pause, he opens the door and looks in, pen in hand. Did you say bought? All those? Has my little songbird been spending all my money again? 31 NORA. Oh Torvald, this year we can let ourselves go a little. It’s the first Christmas we don’t have to scrimp and save. HELMER. That doesn’t mean we’ve money to burn. NORA. Can’t we burn just a little? A tiny little? Now you’re getting such a big pay-packet, pennies and pennies and pennies. HELMER. After January the first. And even then we won’t see the money till the end of the first quarter.

MRS LINDE. Yes. HELMER. You’ve book-keeping experience? MRS LINDE. A bit. 59 HELMER. I may well have something – NORA (clapping her hands). See? See? HELMER. In fact, Mrs Linde, you could hardly have come at a better time. MRS LINDE. How can I ever thank you? HELMER. Oh, that’s all right. ) But for the moment, if you’ll excuse me … RANK. Wait. I’ll go with you. He takes his fur coat and warms it at the stove. NORA. Don’t be too long, darling. HELMER. An hour, no more. NORA. Are you going too, Kristine?

NORA closes the door. She takes off her coat, laughing to herself. She takes a bag of macaroons from her pocket and eats two 30 of them. Then she goes cautiously and listens at HELMER’s door. He is home. Still humming, she goes to the table right, and starts opening the parcels. HELMER (off). Is that my little songbird piping away out there? NORA. Yes it is. HELMER (off). Is that my little squirrel rustling? NORA. Yes. HELMER (off). When did squirrelkin come home? NORA. Just now. She puts the macaroons in her pocket and wipes her mouth.

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