Nora

Nypremiär i Berkeley för uppsättning av Bergmans bearbetning av Ibsens Ett dockhem. Nu i regi av Beth Wilmurt.

Nora

Nypremiär i Berkeley för uppsättning av Bergmans bearbetning av Ibsens Ett dockhem. Nu i regi av Beth Wilmurt.

Shotgun Players
16 mar — 16 apr 2017
Berkeley
"Bergman adapted A Doll's House so definitively that Ibsen could have learned a lot about writing for the theatre."
Broadway World

Om uppsättningen

Review, San Francisco Examiner:

Fast-paced ‘Nora’ updates Ibsen for 21st century

Ingmar Bergman’s stage version, “Nora,” streamlined to focus on the five principal characters, suits our fast-paced times with its whirlwind plot and its characters’ rapid attitude adjustments.

Among director Beth Wilmurt’s intriguing expressionist choices: The main action is on an almost bare platform (set by Maya Linke) emanating from a back wall with a sliding door in it; the wallpaper is an unnerving pattern of black and white illustrations of women’s faces, and the wall itself advances and recedes at a few well-chosen, starkly dramatic moments.

Characters tend to come and go from a shadowy periphery. And, in this period piece, only Nora — she who must break free of traditional mores by play’s end — wears modern slacks.

The staging is wonderfully taut: Actors move in clearly defined, economically precise patterns and are often unnaturally stationary, reflecting their constrained environment.

Medarbetare

  • Ingmar Bergman, Bearbetning
  • Beth Wilmurt, Regi
  • Henrik Ibsen, Författare
  • Frederick J. Marker och Lise-Lone Marker, Översättning och adaption
  • Jessma Evans, Skådespelare
  • Adam Elder, Skådespelare
  • Michael J. Asberry, Skådespelare
  • Kevin Kemp, Skådespelare
  • Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Skådespelare