Category Archives: Dramaturgy posts

Ibsen and Feminism 2

My post title might be a tad misleading. I’m actually using this space to draw attention to feminism more than Ibsen, specifically, to let you know about an initiative happening this year in Duke’s Women’s Studies Program: The Future of the Feminist 70s. I’ll let them explain the impetus behind their programming: We are interested […]

Tech and it’s meaning within the play

by Kim Solow Last week, we went over the technical aspects of the play with the Costume Designer, Scenic Designer, Film Designer and Composer. I found the common threads that all the technical aspects tried to achieve in the world of the play were very interesting as well as their individual interpretation of the play.  […]

Wrapping Art(work)

Torry mentioned the installation/environmental artist Christo (and his partner Jean-Claude) in her design presentation today. Here are a couple of video clips to give you a sense of the scale and approach of this “wrapping” work. The first is a time-lapse or “quick motion” video of their wrapping of The Reichstag in Berlin (1995). The […]

How much really has changed since then?

When I read this article from The Sydney Morning Herald, I couldn’t help but notice how even today we put girls into this picture perfect mold. As the article points out, before girls even reach middle school, they are focused with their physical appearance and are praised every day for it. So it begs the […]

Visions of domestic life

At our first class meeting, a series of movies were mentioned to give a sense of period, the hierarchies of domestic life (particularly between families and their servants), and the kind of melodramatic gestural life that Ellen will be exploring in relationship to the main character’s psychological lives. To whet your appetites for these sources, […]