A Doll's House Questions and Answers
by Henrik Ibsen

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While all the action in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House is compressed into three acts that take place in the Helmers' living room, a great deal occurs offstage. How would you describe the kinds of actions and events that are relegated to the "wings" (offstage)? How are those events represented onstage?

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Some serious action occurs offstage in Ibsen's A Doll's House! The most important event that happens is that Nora has taken out a loan and forged her father's signature. Much of the play's conflict revolves around this act, yet the audience never actually sees it. The only way the events are represented on stage is through the characters' dialogue. Nora tells Mrs. Linde about what she's done,...

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