VIC A Norwegian play : A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen08 août 2021
The students first read and studied the play in French class, they worked particularly on :
*the construction of the characters: the importance of their past in understanding their characters and the way they transform themselves as the play goes on, based on their relationships with other characters
*A quote from Ibsen in response to those who made him an apostle of feminism or who made his play a decisive episode in the eternal struggle of the sexes: "I am not part of any feminist committee. My works are not 'tendentious'. I am more a poet than a philosopher and I decline the honour of having consciously fought for the feminist cause. I don't even see clearly what the feminist cause is. For me, there is only one cause, the cause of humanity. I try to portray human nature. If I succeed, the reader enriches me with his or her own moods. Those who read are the poet's collaborators, and are often more poets than he is. I consider it a duty to raise the people through intellectual culture. But before we can train the man, we must train the child. And it is the mother's task to awaken in the child a taste for intellectual culture and a respect for moral discipline. Women, as mothers and only as mothers, can and must solve the human problem. "
Each student watched a production of the play: they presented it in the form of a powerpoint slide in which they presented the cast, the director's choices, a personal judgement and looked for some photographs