I am doing Ibsen's A Doll's House for my final assignment inthe Victorian module. I meant to be reading this with a Feminist critical eye, but I have wondered whether I should be doing more a New Historicist angle. They are a product of their time and Ibsen was exemplifying how the order was and how it should change. Plus Torvald might have been an overbearing Svengali figure, but I got the impression that he loved her (though the Fem Crits would argue that he was just as happy to sell her down the river to save his face). It is also not helping that I am finding Nora just a tinsy wincy bit irritating, so championing her corner might be a bit difficult for me (this is not a criticism of Juliet Stevenson - she plays an excellent Nora).
Still, I don't have to address this for a while. Just thought I would watch it, whilst my headful of henna was photo-developing - problem is, I haven't dyed my hair since September and a LOT of grey has now poked through. The net result is that I have gone from starting to resemble my mother, to looking like Sideshow Bob. I am hoping the