Historical Context

This website offers a brief yet comprehensive look at the history of Norway.  The section on Norway from 1814-1905 details the political and economic climate of Norway during Ibsen's writing career.


This transcript of a speech given at a University in British Columbia offers great insights on the status of women's rights were during the time of the first productions of A Doll House.  It also offers commentary on each of the characters social standing in the play.

This site is a very detailed page of Norway's economic history.  It explains the country's economic situation post independence from Denmark up through today's current economic climate.





A few links to give some context for the women's rights movement.