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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll's HousebyHenrik Ibsen
Part 1 out of 3
Prepared by Martin Adamson  A DOLL'S HOUSEby Henrik IbsenDRAMATIS PERSONAETorvad Hemer!Nora" #is $i%e!Do&tor Rank!Mrs! Linde!Nis ro(stad!Hemer's t#ree yo)n( &#idren! Anne" t#eir n)rse! A Ho)semaid! A Porter!*T#e a&tion takes pa&e in Hemer's #o)se!+
 
A DOLL'S HOUSEACT I
*S,ENE!--A room %)rnis#ed &om%ortaby and taste%)y" b)t note.trava(anty! At t#e ba&k" a door to t#e ri(#t eads to t#eentran&e-#a" anot#er to t#e e%t eads to Hemer's st)dy!/et$een t#e doors stands a piano! In t#e midde o% t#e e%t-#and$a is a door" and beyond it a $indo$! Near t#e $indo$ are aro)nd tabe" arm-&#airs and a sma so%a! In t#e ri(#t-#and $a"at t#e %art#er end" anot#er door0 and on t#e same side" nearer t#e %ooti(#ts" a stove" t$o easy &#airs and a ro&kin(-&#air0bet$een t#e stove and t#e door" a sma tabe! En(ravin(s on t#e$as0 a &abinet $it# &#ina and ot#er sma ob1e&ts0 a smabook-&ase $it# $e-bo)nd books! T#e %oors are &arpeted" and a%ire b)rns in t#e stove! It is $inter! A be rin(s in t#e #a0 s#orty a%ter$ards t#e door is #eard toopen! Enter NORA" #)mmin( a t)ne and in #i(# spirits! S#e is ino)tdoor dress and &arries a n)mber o% par&es0 t#ese s#e ays ont#e tabe to t#e ri(#t! S#e eaves t#e o)ter door open a%ter #er"and t#ro)(# it is seen a PORTER $#o is &arryin( a ,#ristmas Treeand a basket" $#i&# #e (ives to t#e MAID $#o #as opened t#edoor!+Nora! Hide t#e ,#ristmas Tree &are%)y" Heen! /e s)re t#e&#idren do not see it )nti t#is evenin(" $#en it is dressed! *Tot#e PORTER" takin( o)t #er p)rse!+ Ho$ m)&#2Porter! Si.pen&e!Nora! T#ere is a s#iin(! No" keep t#e &#an(e! *T#e PORTERt#anks #er" and (oes o)t! NORA s#)ts t#e door! S#e is a)(#in( to#erse%" as s#e takes o%% #er #at and &oat! S#e takes a pa&ket o% ma&aroons %rom #er po&ket and eats one or t$o0 t#en (oes&a)tio)sy to #er #)sband's door and istens!+ 3es" #e is in!*Sti #)mmin(" s#e (oes to t#e tabe on t#e ri(#t!+Hemer *&as o)t %rom #is room+! Is t#at my itte arkt$itterin( o)t t#ere2Nora *b)sy openin( some o% t#e par&es+! 3es" it is4Hemer! Is it my itte s5)irre b)stin( abo)t2
 
Nora! 3es4Hemer! 6#en did my s5)irre &ome #ome2Nora! 7)st no$! *P)ts t#e ba( o% ma&aroons into #er po&ket and$ipes #er mo)t#!+ ,ome in #ere" Torvad" and see $#at I #avebo)(#t!Hemer! Don't dist)rb me! *A itte ater" #e opens t#e door andooks into t#e room" pen in #and!+ /o)(#t" did yo) say2 A t#eset#in(s2 Has my itte spendt#ri%t been $astin( money a(ain2Nora! 3es b)t" Torvad" t#is year $e reay &an et o)rseves (oa itte! T#is is t#e %irst ,#ristmas t#at $e #ave not needed toe&onomise!Hemer! Sti" yo) kno$" $e &an't spend money re&kessy! Nora! 3es" Torvad" $e may be a $ee bit more re&kess no$" mayn't $e27)st a tiny $ee bit4 3o) are (oin( to #ave a bi( saary and earnots and ots o% money!Hemer! 3es" a%ter t#e Ne$ 3ear0 b)t t#en it $i be a $#oe5)arter be%ore t#e saary is d)e!Nora! Poo#4 $e &an borro$ )nti t#en!Hemer! Nora4 *8oes )p to #er and takes #er pay%)y by t#eear!+ T#e same itte %eat#er#ead4 S)ppose" no$" t#at I borro$ed%i%ty po)nds today" and yo) spent it a in t#e ,#ristmas $eek"and t#en on Ne$ 3ear's Eve a sate %e on my #ead and kied me"and--Nora *p)ttin( #er #ands over #is mo)t#+! O#4 don't say s)&##orrid t#in(s!Hemer! Sti" s)ppose t#at #appened"--$#at t#en2Nora! I% t#at $ere to #appen" I don't s)ppose I s#o)d &are$#et#er I o$ed money or not!Hemer! 3es" b)t $#at abo)t t#e peope $#o #ad ent it2Nora! T#ey2 6#o $o)d bot#er abo)t t#em2 I s#o)d not kno$ $#o t#ey$ere!Hemer! T#at is ike a $oman4 /)t serio)sy" Nora" yo) kno$ $#atI t#ink abo)t t#at! No debt" no borro$in(! T#ere &an be no

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