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On Friday the 30th of January 2004 I took part in a scene from Ibsens play The Dolls House The character I played was Helmer husband to Nora Helmer is your ideal old-fashioned husband with traditional values who believes the mother should be a homebound looking after the children figure and he should bring the money home Also he tries to keep a respectful family He descends from a middle class background so he doesnt see a problem with his outlook on controlling his wifes life as it was quite a standard way of living for the time He is demanding and unfair which results in a controversial action in his eyes being carried out by his wife My impression of Helmer is he is a chauvinistic control freak spellbound by the status quo of the late 19th century Whereas I am a young modern mould of the individual equal rights credence of todays retro 21st century His background was a significant fact concerning acting the role out it becomes perceptive when you look at the language of the play If it was a Shakespeare play then it wouldnt be as much of a quandary as Shakespeares Iambic Pentameter has a nostalgic feel as does most of his play texts but unfortunately this wasnt the case in this play An example of Helmer being assertive toward Nora is as follows Helmer shouldnt you first understand your place in your own home Havent you an infallible guide in such matters your religion Now 300yrs earlier a simmiliar sort of assertiveness by Old Capulet to lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet regarding their daughters marriage to Parris would of sounded like this Old Capulet Who raging with thy tears and they with them Without a sudden calm will overset The tempest tossed body How now wife Have you delivered to her our decree I believe it would have been an easier task to act as Old
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