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Amaka Okafor and Sophia Dalton in rehearsal
15 Feb 2020

A Royal Holloway University of London event

(Re)imagining Nora

Speakers include Samuel Adamson, Dr Helen Grime, Tanika Gupta, Hattie Morahan, Liyang Xia and Tore Rem

Saturday 15 February 2020, 10am - 5.30pm

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Save £10 off top price tickets to Nora: A Doll's House when you book with this event. Valid for performances on Wed 12 - Sat 15 Feb at 7.30pm. Max 2 tickets per person.

The Clare

Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was a seismic event in the history of theatre but also in the global history of women and society. Its shattering ending, with Nora slamming the door on her marriage, generated much controversy, and inspired generations of women in theatre and beyond. 

Nora: A Doll's House by Stef Smith, is one of the recent re-imaginings in a 140-year history of rewriting Ibsen’s play. In the nineteenth century, writers wrote sequels predicting the dire consequences of her departure or fantasising her happy return. More recently, rewrites have deepened the play’s original radicalism, explored the differences between then and now, and linked the play’s view of bourgeois marriage to other forms of inequality and oppression.

In this one-day symposium, we’re going to explore Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and its many transformations and reinterpretations. The event will bring together academics and theatre makers, to give a fresh look at the play in its original context, and the ways in which it has captured the imaginations of its critics and supporters ever since.

Speakers will include Samuel Adamson, Dr Helen Grime (University of Winchester), Tanika Gupta, Hattie Morahan, Liyang Xia (Centre for Ibsen Studies) and Tore Rem, editor of the New Penguin Ibsen.

Book (Re)imagining Nora and get £10 off tickets for Nora: A Doll's House

We're offering £10 off Zone A tickets for selected performances of Nora: A Doll's House when you book tickets to this event. Valid for 7.30pm performances on Wed 12 – Sat 15 Feb. You will be prompted to add the discounted performance tickets to your basket while booking tickets to this event. Max 2 tickets per person.

(Re)imagining Nora is a Royal Holloway University of London event

Schedule Overview

  • 10am: Welcome
  • 10.15am: Keynote speaker
  • 11.15am: Readings: C19 parodies & rewrites of A Doll’s House
  • 11.45am: Panel 1: A Doll’s House in the Nineteenth Century
  • 12.45pm: Lunch Break
  • 2pm: Panel 2: Remaking A Doll’s House
  • 3pm: Readings: C20 rewrites & sequels to A Doll’s House
  • 3.30pm: Break
  • 4pm: Panel 3: A Doll’s House in the Twentieth Century 
  • 5pm: End

Speakers will include Samuel Adamson, Dr Helen Grime (University of Winchester), Tanika Gupta, Tanya Moodie, Hattie Morahan, Liyang Xia (Centre for Ibsen Studies) and Tore Rem, editor of the New Penguin Ibsen.

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