Social Context of A Doll's House



Imagine yourself living over a hundred years ago in Victorian England. You have just returned from the theater and you have seen the premier of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House. Depending on who you are you may be amazed or outraged. In any case, this play is unlike anything you have ever seen before, and you decide you must share your feelings with the world through a letter to the editor of the London Times. In this letter,you will either praise the play's revolutionary views or call for it to be banned based on its immoral content.


By the time you have finished this WebQuest, you will have a learned about the social and historical context in which A Doll's House was written, and you will be able to answer our controlling question.


Why was Ibsen's play considered so controversial when it was first performed on stage? 



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