"Bergman adapted A Doll's House so definitively that Ibsen could have learned a lot about writing for the theatre."Broadway World
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.
- 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