The plays of A Doll's House in London, British feminists claimed Ibsen as an ally, and his name became closely associated with New Woman writers such as
were among the many dramatists influenced by his work.
, nineteenth-century Norwegian poet and dramatist, were both controversial and enormously influential in Britain; their use of realist techniques to address contemporary social problems helped to bring about a revolution in English drama.
played important roles in getting his plays staged in England, and Robins interpreted his characters on stage. After the 1889 production of