Nora (A Doll’s House)

Even innocent heroines tend to have their secrets…
Nora and Torvald Helmer’s marriage appears to be a perfect one – he’s got a career and she’s the cutest little devoted wife an ambitious man could ever ask for. However, Nora has recently committed a minor fraud to help her husband. Now she’s getting blackmailed… This famous play by Ibsen, seen as utterly scandalous in its time, is still surprisingly relevant. Nora’s final decision seemed immorally emancipated back then, and the author’s ironic insight scrutinises not only this decision, but also the doll Nora herself. It was directed by Jan Nebeský, whose previous adaptations of Ibsen have been highly critically acclaimed, even at prestigious international festivals.

About the company

Divadlo Pod Palmovkou has been among the most successful and popular Czech theatres for quite some time. It was founded by a group of young theatre enthusiasts in 1948. Throughout its history the theatre has focused on grand stories, staging both classical and contemporary plays as well as pieces by authors of the respective generations.

In September 2017, Divadlo Pod Palmovkou will launch its 70 th theatre season. Dramatisations are currently categorised into two distinct areas: the Grand stage and a studio stage called Studio Palm OFF.

Genre

drama

Theatre/company

Pod Palmovkou Theatre, Prague / Divadlo pod Palmovkou

Czech title

Nora (domeček pro panenky)

Names of authors

Henrik Ibsen

Name of director or choreographer

Jan Nebeský

Length of the performance

140 minutes

Number of travelling persons

23

Language

Czech , Subtitles available

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

Ondřej Kubišta

E-mail

ondrej.kubista@podpalmovkou.cz

Web

http://www.podpalmovkou.cz/productions-66-nora-a-doll%E2%80%99s-house