BOOK LAUNCH: A Global Doll's House (EN)

Worldwide journey with Ibsen's performances

Photo: Palgrave Macmillan. Nora, Train station II, Oslo. From Nora's story directed by Jules Wright, photographer Thomas Zanon-Larcher. The Wapping Project London, October 2006 - February 2007 (Source: Copyright Thomas Zanon-Larcher, 2016).

Photo: Palgrave Macmillan. Nora, Train station II, Oslo. From Nora's story directed by Jules Wright, photographer Thomas Zanon-Larcher. The Wapping Project London, October 2006 - February 2007 (Source: Copyright Thomas Zanon-Larcher, 2016).

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WEDNESDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 17:00
Festival Bar

Join a worldwide journey to all the incredible places Ibsen is played today!

A Doll’s House is possibly the world’s most performed play – how do we explain this? Which forces affect the play’s journey around the world? A Doll’s House has been performed in many different ways, ever since Ibsen´s own lifetime – and it still changes. What is constant and what is indispensable in what we call A Doll’s House?

The Ibsen Festival is given the honour of launching the book A Global Doll ‘s House. Ibsen and Distant Visions. Join us in celebrating it’s premiere under the chandeliers in the Festival Bar and in the presence of prominent guests like Monna Tandberg and Tore Rem.

The authors of the book is an interdisciplinary research team: Professor Frode Helland, Jonathan Bollen, professor emirita Julie Holledge and Joanne Tompkins.

In an attempt to understand the play’s global success, the research team has used a digital network, images and maps to track all the places A Doll’s House is played today. The book is to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in September.