A Doll's House
Director Blanche Mclntyre
Product by RWCMD
This is a play for which I was costume designer, it was produced by RWCMD and staged at the Richard Burton Theatre, the play chosen was A Doll's House. Written by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, the play explores the issue of bourgeois marriage and exposes the contradiction between the patriarchal society and women's emancipation through the transformation of the love between the heroine Nara and her husband Helmut, thus challenging the religion, law and morality of the bourgeois society and inspiring people, especially women, to break free from the shackles of tradition and fight for freedom and equality. The struggle for freedom and equality.
Concept & Sketch
The story in this play takes place in the 1870s, and after reading the script, I did some hand-drawing and designing of the plot's character interactions. I concentrated on Nora's transformation, but there was limited possibility for adjustment because the decisions were already made in historic attire. Through the progressive darkening of the color and the shortening of the skirt, I wanted to portray Nora's change of heart and decision to leave her husband.
In the process of finding a number of historic costumes and adapting them to the size of the actors or to the needs of some of the wardrobe changes, the main character's costume was adapted to her petite figure. The costumes were adapted to match Nora's identity as a woman. Every effort was made to match the costumes of the other characters with the character and plot development.