A Doll’s House

In the scene that I am in I am playing the character of Nora. This scene illustrates the relationship between Nora and Dr Rank and gives us an insight into an array of different inner tempos that both characters experience. In this scene Nora is on constant edge and is despite to confide in her friend and companion, however, find it incredibly difficult to bring her self to reveal her secret to him once he proclaims his love for her.

I decided to portray Nora’s character in this scene as one who is a little inconsiderate and very self centred, and doesn’t seem to understand the complexities of Dr Ranks condition, however, I didn’t really understand the under tones about the promiscuity with relation to Dr Ranks father, and as a result of my misunderstanding I do not feel that, that part of the scene was executed quite so well because I kind of brushed it off. After watching my performance I also realised that some sentences that I said were not said in the right tone that was fitting to the intensity of the scene I felt that I almost threw always some of my lines.

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Despite these flaws in my performance I feel that I did have sustained characterisation and I did believe in my given circumstances and portrayed Nora’s constantly fluctuating inner tempos successfully, I also feel that I related well with the other character on stage. I also tried to constantly keep in mind that I should always ‘act with a purpose’ and not just act in general, my partner and I did think very hard about our movement during our performance and the justification behind each movement and we tried to make then as real as possible given the dynamics of the scene.

I found that as I watching my performance later on I felt that I did believe in the characters I was seeing and I found my self feeling frustrated, wanting Nora just to confide in Dr Rank and tell him her problems as you could tell that he really would have done anything for her, however, you find that you understand that she would find it difficult to tell him as he as just told her that he loves her and she feels that he would feel that because he loves her that he is obliged to help her and that it would no longer be a friendly favour.

This scene also evokes feels of sympathy toward Dr Rank’s character due to his current medical condition and the lack of compassion shown toward him by Nora at first. I personally feel that the performance was a success though it had its many flaws we did capture the general objective of the scene and successfully portrayed it through our own interpretation to our audience.

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