19:30, Tue 20th November 2007 - Sat 24th November 2007 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Michaelmas Week 7
'...no man would sacrifice his honor for the one he loves. Nora: It is a thing thousands of women have done.'
Over a century ago it caused a scandal never been seen before on the European stage; it was banned from British theatres; it changed the portrayal of women on and off stage forever. Yet even today, the shock that 'Ibsenism' brought into contemporary society all that time ago, the issues he explored are still relevant and highly emotive. In the infamous central character, Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity, an issue which still holds sway over each and every one of us today.