This certainly steals an acting style that was used in the clubs in Munich in 1900 and picked up by (playwright Bertolt) Brecht. We associate it, and rightly so, with some of the high melodrama that was used for silent films. So sometimes, with this style of acting and the piano in the background, you get the idea that you're in a silent film melodrama.
It's like we're going to a kindergarten with those little chairs but the women don't fit. The doll concept of life was the men's world, and their idea was to try to fit the women into it, to cut them down to size to put them in little wigs, with eyelashes and makeup and make them fashion items in this particular world so they could control it.
The fact of it is that the men's world was actually smaller than the women's world. That the patriarchy was safe was illusory. We're taking a kind of post-modern view of it and saying that this was a male narrative, and women for varieties of reasons psychological, historical, biological, everything who have bought elements of it, are now turning.
The fact of it is that the men's world was actually smaller than the women's world. I wanted to demonstrate this simply by showing the relative size of the feminine power. As much as these men boss these women around, as much as fate made them small to make their men big, the fact is that the whole control factor was illusory it just needed an anarchist like Nora to strike the match that burned up the illusion.