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Modern Theatre and a Doll's House

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Lecture number:
7
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University Of Connecticut
Course:
Dram 1101 - Introduction to the Theatre
Edition:
1

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DRAM 1101 1st Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Melodrama a Conventions b Characteristics c Legacy II Origins of modern theatre III Realism a Ibsen Chekhov IV Naturalism a Slice of Life Outline of Current Lecture I The Woman Question II Why Henrik Ibsen s dramas were controversial III Problem Plays IV Realistic Theatre V Play Structure VI Seeing the production a 4 interpretations Current Lecture I II The woman question a The emergence of the new woman in the 1880 s was a direct challenge to the paradigm of the true woman i Wanted to get an education get a job wear men s clothing etc ii Contradicted traditional roles of women iii Was satirized in popular culture because it was a disruption to the norm 1 Was characterized as a beast b These tensions appear in Ibsen s Doll s House Why were Henrik Ibsen s dramas controversial a Challenge existing moral values and social norms These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute III IV V VI VII i Channeled the idea of the environment shaping characters 1 Dr Rank and his syphilis as a result of the sins of his father ii Contradicts the idea that good prevails 1 In a well made play formula in a melodrama good will prevail over evil 2 The husband would have absorbed Nora s sins and there would have been a reconciliation a Nora would have repented and reformed and her husband would have shouldered the blame iii Challenged the roles of women 1 Nora leaves her family she is not saved by Torvald as she expected 2 Nora goes from a life of security to ostensibly marginalization a Rejected the roles that have been prescribed for her Ibsen On the Contrary a He questioned conventional ideas b His plays n the 1870 s were realistic dramas focusing on social issues and free will i Eventually he moved into more symbolism ii Earned the title of father of realism 1 He was to realism what Emile Zola was to naturalism Doll s House



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