One of the most important works of Norwegian play-writer and author Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906). First published in 1879, A Doll's House remains one of the best-known and most performed plays today. Staged in the Victorian-day home of the Helmer-family, the main character, Nora, entangled in a marriage that threatens to strangle her. In the final act she decides to leave her husband and children to find herself - something utterly unheard of at the time it was first published. The play caused huge debate and can be seen as one of the earliest plays in favour of women's rights.