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

This booklet addresses a deceptively uncomplicated query: what money owed for the worldwide luck of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s most well liked play? utilizing maps, networks, and photographs to discover the realm background of the play’s construction, this query is taken into account from angles: cultural transmission and edition. Analysing the play’s transmission finds the social, financial, and political forces that experience secured its position within the canon of worldwide drama; a comparative examine of the play’s 135-year creation historical past throughout 5 continents bargains new insights into theatrical edition. Key parts of study comprise the worldwide excursions of nineteenth-century actress-managers, Norway’s smooth international relations in selling gender equality, representations of the feminine acting physique, and the sexual vectors of social swap in theatre.

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The struggle for financial and symbolic capital by female artists is of particular relevance to Chapter 2, as it concerns the competition between the early European Noras who toured the play around the globe at the end of the nineteenth century. Bourdieu contends 28 J. HOLLEDGE ET AL. that artists’ successful accumulation of all forms of capital is influenced not only by their art practice, but also by their geographical location and their previous economic, cultural, and social capital. We add gender to this list of factors that are central to the workings of the cultural field.

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Their constant complaint is that they are tired out. They work as hard as they possibly can in order to get back to England at the earliest moment, and half of them are invalids. Obviously, therefore, they are not in a condition to appreciate the work of a serious dramatist like Ibsen. (Achurch 1892, 1–2) There is no evidence that the Calcutta audience included anyone other than members of the expatriate British community. The play might have found a new audience when Achurch and Charrington moved to Bombay and performed for the Parsee community, but they did not include A Doll’s House in their repertoire.

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