A Doll’s House by Norwegian Playwright Performed in Vietnam

A Doll’s House, the famous play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, was performed by Hanoi’s Tre (Youth) Theatre last week which was directed by Le Hung and the lead role, Nora, is performed by well-known actress Le Khanh at the HCM City’s Opera House in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Ibsen’s death.
The play centrals Nora who challenges the social norms of her time, rebels against her expected female role as a mother, daughter and wife, and stands up for her rights to achieve equality between men and women.
“I like to see serious plays,” Pham Thi Hoa, a retired engineer living in HCM City, said. “I did not go to the theatre for a long time because there were too many comedies, and there were not many good ones.”
Hoa said she had to buy tickets two weeks in advance of the first show last Thursday for A Doll’s House. “Nobody left the Opera House during the two-hour drama and there were no breaks,” Hung said.
After the success of A Doll’s House in both Hanoi and HCM City, the Youth Troupe will stage about 100 world-renowned dramas in Vietnam each year, according to Hung.

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