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A doll’s world : Nora ur olika kulturella perspektiv

Authors
  • Hansson, Ylva
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
Swedish
License
Green
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Abstract

This master’s thesis discusses who Nora Helmer could be today in different parts of the world. With an idea for an modern adaptation of A doll house (with three Noras from different cultural perspectives) as a starting point the purpose is to research the following questions: Who Nora could be today, how Nora could be portrayed through different cultural perspectives, what similarities and differences there are, if anything in the play has to be changed to relate to a contemporary context and what the essence of Nora is. These questions are being explored through in-depth interviews with five different female actors in different continents: North America, Asia, Oceania, Africa and Europe. The actors thoughts are presented through different themes: Who Nora is, motherhood and marriage, Nora’s favourite color, the ideal woman and who Nora could be in their context today. The last part discusses the different versions of Nora, how a classical play can open up for conversations about current gender equality issues and how this material can be used in the continued work towards a stage production. 

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