Analyze Ibsen’s impact as a playwright.
Article: “Henrik Ibsen Biography” by Biography.com Editors
Ibsen was a radical feminist. Agree or disagree? Defend your answer using evidence from his biography, the play, and any other resources you choose.
What is the format of a well-made play? What characteristics of the genre are present in Ibsen’s play? In what ways is A Doll’s House different than what one would expect from a play of this genre? How is this significant? How does Ibsen adapt the genre?
What do you learn about Ibsen from his biography? What do you think were his motivations to write A Doll’s House? In what ways is he a feminist? An activist?
Students should read about Ibsen and possibly read the article, "Characteristics of a Well-Made Play" about A Doll’s House as a well-made play. They should also use this article to assess the conformity of A Doll’s House to the characteristics of the genre.