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Masterpiece Theatre; Doll’s House, A

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Masterpiece Theatre
Doll’s House, A
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Nora Helmer commits forgery in order to save her husband's life and desperately tries to find a way out of her dilemma without her husband's knowledge. When he learns of her act and reacts selfishly, Nora comes to realize that, after eight years of marriage, Torvald has never thought of her as a human being but merely as an object. Nora determines to leave her marriage and become a person in her own right.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Doll’s House, A,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C3AE2813E1D4E90B4A6346B9B8CBA2E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Doll’s House, A.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C3AE2813E1D4E90B4A6346B9B8CBA2E>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Doll’s House, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C3AE2813E1D4E90B4A6346B9B8CBA2E
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