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BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece "A Doll's House" was performed at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing on Tuesday.

The drama tells the story of Nora and her husband Torvald Helmer, a bank manager. As the story unfolds, Nora gradually realizes her position as a doll owned by her husband, and fights for her independence.

The two-hour production is directed by Ren Ming, a well-known director of the Beijing People's Art Theater, and performed by actors and actresses from the NCPA Drama Ensemble.

The production shifts the focus from the feminist ideas emphasized at the birth of "A Doll's House" to the more contemporary issues of marriage and family conflicts, aiming to arouse more contemporary thinking and empathy, according to an introduction from the NCPA.