Ibsen’s Nora comes alive on Delhi stage

There is a reason why Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s plays remain influential in today’s time. He broke away from the strict morals of 19th century Europe, voiced his understanding of women and their pitiful existence through his characters, and influenced feminist movements that made him one of the finest modern playwrights in the European literary tradition.

Sadly, the issues he questioned then, continue to exist even today under the guise of modernity, because whether we accept or not, there is a Nora Helmer in every society, city and country, perplexed with her doll-like existence.

Originally published in The Times of India


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