Was geschah, nachdem Nora ihren Mann verlassen hatte oder Stützen der Gesellschaften

(What happened After Nora Left her Husband or Pillars of Societies)
7F / 8M

Ibsen’s Nora or a Doll’s House and Pillar of Society form the basis for this very free continuation and modernization of his characters and themes. This “didactic play in the tradition of Brecht” picks up where the original Nora ends: She leaves husband and children to set off for a self-determined life in the 1920s;
German fascism is on the rise. Following an awful series of disillusionments, Nora’s attempt at freedom ends after she becomes a plaything of economic interests in male society and, ironically, ends up dependent on her husband again. The play is a critical discussion of contemporary feminism which, according to Jelinek, refuses to acknowledge the economic context of emancipation and in doing so, remains apolitical.

Translations include:
Co se stalo, když Nora opustila manžela aneb opory společností
English: What Happened After Nora Left her Husband or Pillars of Society
Estonian: Mis juhtus pärast seda, kui Nora oma mehe maha oli jätnud ehk Ühiskondade toed
French: Ce qui arriva quand Nora quitta son mari
Hungarian: Mi történt, miután Nóra elhagyta a férjét, avagy a társaságok támaszai
Italian: Cosa accadde dopo che Nora ebbe lasciato suo marito, ovvero I pilastri delle societa’
Norwegian: Hva skjedde etter at Nora hadde forlatt sin mann?
Serbian: Šta se dogodilo nakon što je Nora napustila muža ili stubovi društ(a)va
Slovak: Čo sa stalo, keď Nora opustila manžela alebo Opory spoločností
Slovenian: Kaj se je zgodilo potem, ko je Nora zapustila svojega moža
Spanish: Lo que pasó cuando Nora dejó a su marido
Swedish: Vad var det som hände efter att Nora lämnat sin man?

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek, who was born in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, now lives in Vienna and Munich. She has received numerous awards for her literary works, which include not only novels but also plays, poetry, essays, translations, radio plays, ...

Plays by Elfriede Jelinek

U: 6.10.1979 Vereinigte Bühnen Graz/steirischer herbst (R: Kurt Josef Schildknecht)