The first half of this episode of Theatre Talk focuses on the Tony-nominated play A Doll’s House, Part 2 in a conversation with playwright Lucas Hnath along with its Tony-nominated lead actors Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper. The play picks up 15 years after the end of the classic Ibsen drama A Doll’s House. Nora returns to the home she once shared with Torvald and events take an unexpected turn, in a theatrical work that also surprises audiences in both its style and tone.
Realism in drama takes the form of familiarity; a comfortable street corner, an awkward conversation and a recognizable building are all examples of realism in plays. Identify realism in a theatre production, paying attention to familiarity and plausibility of the situation, with tips from an educator in this free video on general education.