A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen
It is a story about a woman trapped inside a world that was created for her, a world of comfort, money and no responsibilities. She lived in a fantasy, where everything was laid out for her. Everything she did was because of what her father or what her husband wanted her to do, what they wanted her to be. She was trapped inside a doll that was made to be perfect, but is not. The play’s main theme was about independence.
In the end, Nora had to free herself from the confines of the fantasy home her papa and Torvald made for her. We can connect this to our life. We cannot confine ourselves in our fantasies. We have to realize that in the real world we have responsibilities and we cannot just wait for others to do the work for us. We have to make our own identity and not just be the person that other people say we are or should be. We have to make a stand and say what we want and need to say. As for the story of Kristine, she had to give up love for the life of her mother. She lost the man she loved the most to marry a man out of necessity. She put her responsibilities as a daughter to her mother before herself and love. It was sad but in the end she found her love again and in the way she helped Nora free herself from he “perfect” but imaginary world.
The play was animated by the College of Science Debate and Drama society, of which I am a part of. I was the Music Director for the production. To say the least the entire production was stressful but fulfilling. The stress of being a part of the production team is like no other. From the lights, to the sounds to the actors themselves, there will always be a problem. But in the end, everything went right. Although there were minor failures, we pulled it off.
Since I was a part of the production, I did not have much time to watch the play. I was backstage, manning the sound board and making sure the play will turn out okay. We even forgot to eat lunch since the plays went on...