The play What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband; or Pillars of Society by the Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, could be perceived as a sequel or a paraphrase of two plays by Ibsen – Nora (A Doll’s House) and The Pillars of Society.
The play follows the story of Nora Helmer after she left her husband seen through a theatrical kaleidoscope of male projections/phantasms of women in the role of a wife, mother, labourer, artist, lover, prostitute, concubine, dominatrix and ultimately a business woman.
Will Nora get to live her dream and hope of self realisation or will she have to embrace the destiny set aside for her by the history of drama and a role determined by the modern consumerist society?
Šta se dogodilo nakon što je Nora napustila muža
ili Stubovi društava
at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade, Serbia
By Elfriede Jelinek
Translation | Jelena Kostić Tomović
Director | Snežana Trišić
Dramaturgy | Periša Perišić
Set Design | Darko Nedeljković
Costume Design | Maja Mirković
Composition | Irena Popović
Choreography | Sonja Vukićević
Speech | Ljiljana Mrkić Popović
Cast | Nora - Nataša Tapušković, Konsul Weygang – Branislav Lečić, Torvald Helmer – Vojin Ćetković, Eva – Nataša Ninkovi, Vorarbeiter – Nebojša Milovanović, Krogstad – Bojan Dimitrijević, Frau Linde – Anđelika Simić, Personalchef – Goran Daničić, Minister – Branko Cvejić, Annemarie – Branka Petrić, Arbeiterin 2 – Vesna Stanković, Arbeiterin 1– Andrijana Oliverić, Sekretär – Marko Janketić
Opened on 5 December 2015
Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia
In order to introduce the work of the Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek to Belgrade theatergoers, the Yugoslav Drama Theatre also invited them also to an open discussion and a book presentation in February 2016.
Pictures © Nenad Petrović