Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House Essay

1057 Words Nov 29th, 2016 5 Pages
In this rational I will discuss how meaning is made in performance in relation to the site specific space. I will deconstruct some of the underlying themes presented in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in order to examine the ways in which they correspond with the chosen performance space. I will demonstrate how the context of the play and my chosen space interconnect with each other and how site specific space can further help me to explore the motives and themes that appear throughout the play and how they are able to generate meaning. A Doll’s House is a late 19th century play by Henrik Ibsen, the play is set around the main protagonist Nora Helmer a wife to Torvald and mother to three children. The controversy of the play is centred around Nora 's decision to abandon her children in search for her own freedom. The major conflict that arises in the plays is Nora’s struggle with the character Krogstad who threatens to tell her husband about her past crime, which then leads Nora on a journey of self discovery which provides the dramatic suspense of the play. Nora’s primary struggle, however, is against the selfish, stifling, and oppressive attitudes of her husband, Torvald, and of the society that he represents.

When choosing a suitable site specific space, I first want to be able address the aims of the space and how it could help create meaning within the performance. As the play I am using is a 19th century piece, my aim was for the audience to be transported into this…

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