By Henrik Ibsen
The NHB Drama Classics sequence provides the world's maximum performs in cheap, hugely readable variants for college kids, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are available introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and old historical past, including an writer biography, key dates and recommendations for extra analyzing) and the whole textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, via top specialists within the box, are exact and principally actable. The versions of English-language performs comprise a word list of bizarre phrases and words to help understanding.
A Doll's House is Ibsen's progressive story of Nora's awakening to her want for a lifetime of her personal.
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Her belly . . she swallowed something . . john I’m sorry, Mary. You know I would drink your sorrow if I could. John escorts Mary 1 offstage. Pontius appears from behind a bush. pontius Always, always, always him! I can cry only out of one eye. Only the left and the right stays dry. Dry as a bone dry as a cunt who’s left alone. Oh, God let me cry! 33 ◆ SARAH RUHL ◆ Out of both eyes, please God, please God let me cry! Same scene. Night. Mary 1 climbs back into her bedroom window. mary 1 It will be a cold bed for me again tonight.
Mary 1 Where there are no ears. pontius What of my letters? Did you get them? Your eyes hard like flint, Mary, you’re killing me— 50 ◆ PASSION PLAY ◆ mary 1 I said I need to speak with you. pontius Come to tell me I smell of fish? We rolled into the earth, Mary. Come to tell me you forgot? mary 1 I’m pregnant. pontius Oh God. mary 1 And don’t take the Lord’s name in vain, neither. pontius Run away with me, Mary. We ’ll be a Trinity. You, me, the baby. You can nail me to a cross, Mary, I’m yours, yours forever.
Pontius I slit open their bellies all day. Why are you out walking tonight? mary 1 I could sell you some rose water. You could sprinkle it over your hands. pontius Oh, would you Miss Mary? mary 1 Well . . yes. Good night. 38 ◆ PASSION PLAY ◆ She turns to go. pontius Don’t go. (To the audience) She is a deer wrapped in brown velvet. She is the air breathing inside the body of a violin. (To her) Don’t go. mary 1 It’s late. pontius According to who? The sun? The moon? It’s early for the sun—he hasn’t even woken from his nap.
A Doll's House (Drama Classics) by Henrik Ibsen