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Fr 6 Jul 2012
21.30
première, within the Festival de Almada
Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Sa 7 Jul 2012
21.30
within the Festival de Almada
Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Su 8 Jul 2012
21.30
within the Festival de Almada
Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Mo 9 Jul 2012
21.30
within the Festival de Almada
Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Fr 24 Aug 2012
19.00
within the International Ibsen Festival 2012
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Sa 25 Aug 2012
19.00
within the International Ibsen Festival 2012
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Su 26 Aug 2012
19.00
within the International Ibsen Festival 2012
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Th 30 Aug 2012
on location : Logen Teater
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Fr 31 Aug 2012
on location : Logen Teater
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Sa 1 Sep 2012
on location : Logen Teater
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
We 20 Feb 2013
20.00
Belgian premiere
Louvain
30 CC / Schouwburg / ism STUK

+32 16 203020
website
Th 21 Feb 2013
20.00
Louvain
30 CC / Schouwburg / ism STUK

+32 16 203020
website
Fr 22 Feb 2013
20.00
Antwerp
Het Toneelhuis / Antwerpse Kleppers Festival

+32 3 2248844
website
Sa 23 Feb 2013
20.00
Antwerp
Het Toneelhuis / Antwerpse Kleppers Festival

+32 3 2248844
website
Th 28 Feb 2013
20.00
Ghent
Vooruit / in Minard

+32 9 2672828
website
Fr 1 Mar 2013
20.00
Ghent
Vooruit / in Minard

+32 9 2672828
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Sa 2 Mar 2013
20.00
Ghent
Vooruit / in Minard

+32 9 2672828
website
Fr 24 May 2013
20.30
copresentation with the Brakke Grond
Amsterdam
Theater Frascati

+31 20 6266866
website
Sa 25 May 2013
20.30
copresentation with the Brakke Grond
Amsterdam
Theater Frascati

+31 20 6266866
website
Fr 7 Jun 2013
20.30
Brussels
Kaaitheater

+32 2 2015959
website
Sa 8 Jun 2013
20.30
Brussels
Kaaitheater

+32 2 2015959
website
Mo 24 Jun 2013
19.00
Poznan
Malta Festival Poznan

website

Tu 25 Jun 2013
19.00
Poznan
Malta Festival Poznan

website

Th 29 Aug 2013
20.30
Theaterfestival 2013 - surtitled in Dutch
Brussels
Theaterfestival 2015 / Bronks

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Fr 11 Oct 2013
21.00
surtitled in Greek
Thessaloniki
Dimitria Festival

+30 2310228414
website
Sa 12 Oct 2013
21.00
surtitled in Greek
Thessaloniki
Dimitria Festival

+30 2310228414
website
We 27 Nov 2013
18.00
surtitled in Japanese
Tokyo
International Modern Ibsen Festival 2013
Th 28 Nov 2013
14.00
surtitled in Japanese
Tokyo
International Modern Ibsen Festival 2013
We 28 Jan 2015
20.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Th 29 Jan 2015
21.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Fr 30 Jan 2015
21.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Sa 31 Jan 2015
21.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

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Nora by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (Skien, 20.03.1828 – Kristiania, 23.05.1906) premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879. The play, written while Ibsen was in Rome and Amalfi, Italy, was conceived at a time of revolution in Europe. Charged with the fever of the 1848 European revolutions, a new modern perspective was emerging in the literary and dramatic world, challenging the romantic tradition.

Nora traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her previously unexamined life of domestic, wifely comfort. Having been ruled her entire life by either her father or her husband Torvald, Nora finally comes to question the foundation of everything she believed in when her marriage is put to the test.

The play was controversial when first published, as it is sharply critical of the traditional role of man and woman in 19th-century marriage. To many 19th-century Europeans, this was scandalous. Nothing was considered more holy than the covenant of marriage, and to portray it in such a way was completely unacceptable.

Ibsen started thinking about the play around May 1878, but he did not begin its first draft until a year later. He outlines his conception of the play as a “modern tragedy” in a note written in Rome on 19 October 1878. “A woman cannot be herself in modern society”, he argues, since it is “an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint.”

Nora: We must come to a final settlement, Torvald. Eight years long... we have never exchanged one serious word about serious things.

Nora is much more than a mere historical study of 19th-century society. Seen through 21st-century eyes, the play becomes a chilling analysis of relations between men and women today. It asks us whether the position of women has really changed since 1879. It's an exhilarating tale of moral condescension and societal hypocrisy and a subtle criticism of consumerism and the potential pitfalls awaiting well-to-do households in the Europe of 2013.

tg STAN speelt "Nora"

tg STAN en "Nora" op RTP1

Together we STAN —
Over the years, crosspollination with guest actors and companies both national and international have kept the inspiration flowing at tg STAN, which has become one of Flanders' leading contemporary theatre groups, giving old repertoire a new life in modern times.
Tom Peeters, Flanders Today (B), 13 February 2013

Gunpowder and the wheel reinvented —
Throughout the play's action the actors clearly demonstrate the characters' emotional transformation, reminding us that there is a theatre in which the actor's condition evolves, which is to say, that the wheel has already been invented.
Jorge Louraço, Público (PT), 12 July 2012

Four actors. One Ibsen play. No director. Tg STAN does it best on their own —
A traditional Nora, in many ways, in a performance that nevertheless avoids clichés and is charming in its clarity.
Andreas Wiese, Dagbladet (NO), 27 August 2012

Fine theatre: Acclaimed tg STAN fulfils expectations —
Belgian tg STAN makes Ibsen’s A Doll’s House glow and quiver with life and truth. It is rare to see theatre this fine and simple.
Ann Kristin Ødegård, Bergensavisen (NO), 31 August 2012

tg STAN both reveals and obscures Ibsen —
A realistic sincerity dominates the performance, which is fortunately balanced by a number of ruptures of the dramatic illusion.
Espen Ingebrigtsen, Bergens Tidende (NO), 31 August 2012

 

 

text 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen
by and with Jolente De Keersmaeker, Wine Dierickx, Tiago Rodrigues and Frank Vercruyssen

lighting design Thomas Walgrave
costumes An d’Huys
translation surtitles Dutch Martine Bom
technique André Calado and Tim Wouters
technical assistance première Lisbon Magda Bizarro

production tg STAN
coproduction House on Fire, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon (PT), BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO), Maltafestival Poznan (PL), Kaaitheater, Brussels

many thanks to Mundo Perfeito, Alkantara, Björn Schmeltzer and Clive Mitchell

première 6 July 2012, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon (PT)