A Global Doll's House: Ibsen and Distant Visions (Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology) (Paperback)

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A Global Doll's House: Ibsen and Distant Visions (Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology) (Paperback)

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This book addresses a deceptively simple question: what accounts for the global success of A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen's most popular play? Using maps, networks, and images to explore the world history of the play's production, this question is considered from two angles: cultural transmission and adaptation. Analysing the play's transmission reveals the social, economic, and political forces that have secured its place in the canon of world drama; a comparative study of the play's 135-year production history across five continents offers new insights into theatrical adaptation. Key areas of research include the global tours of nineteenth-century actress-managers, Norway's soft diplomacy in promoting gender equality, representations of the female performing body, and the sexual vectors of social change in theatre.
Led by Professor Julie Holledge (Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo), this collaborative project brings together Ibsen specialists with scholars in digital humanities and theatre studies: Dr Jonathan Bollen (University of New South Wales, Australia), Director of AusStage, the Australian database for researching performance (2006-13); Professor Frode Helland, (Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, Norway), author of Ibsen in Practice (2015); and Professor Joanne Tompkins (University of Queensland, Australia), author of Theatre's Heterotopias (2014), and co-author with Holledge of Women's Intercultural Performance (2001), winner of the Rob Jordan Book Prize.
Product Details ISBN: 9781349683789
ISBN-10: 1349683787
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 21st, 2021
Pages: 233
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology