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In what time period is A Doll's House set?

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Posted April 25, 2010 at 2:50 AM via web

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In what time period is A Doll's House set?

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soph17 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting of Ibsen's A Doll's House is in the late 1800's Norway. The play was published in 1879 and caused immediate controversy with its portrayal of housewife Nora and the decisions she makes that shook her family as well as the country.  The story unfolds in the livingroom of the apartment of Torvald and Nora Helmer. The opening scene begins on Christmas Eve and ends two evenings later as Nora exits, slamming the door behind her.

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