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By Julie Holledge,Jonathan Bollen,Frode Helland,Joanne Tompkins

This e-book addresses a deceptively basic query: what debts for the worldwide good fortune of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s hottest play? utilizing maps, networks, and pictures to discover the realm background of the play’s creation, this query is taken into account from angles: cultural transmission and variation. Analysing the play’s transmission unearths the social, fiscal, and political forces that experience secured its position within the canon of worldwide drama; a comparative research of the play’s 135-year creation heritage throughout 5 continents deals new insights into theatrical variation. Key parts of study contain the worldwide excursions of nineteenth-century actress-managers, Norway’s tender international relations in selling gender equality, representations of the feminine acting physique, and the sexual vectors of social switch in theatre.

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