Early Globalisatioin

Julie Holledge

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This chapter portrays Ibsen as a world dramatist with commercial productions touring five continents between 1889 and 1916. These productions travelled on the well-established commercial theatre touring circuits of the late nineteenth century that used the shipping, rail and road networks of trade routes that linked European nations with their colonial settlements and diasporas. This early distribution of Ibsen's plays is visualized in the chapter using data from IbsenStage (https://ibsenstage.hf.uio.no), the online database that holds 23,604 production records of Ibsen’s plays. At the heart of this chapter are the stories of the star actors who played Ibsen’s characters on their international touring circuits to show off their virtuoso skills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIbsen in Context
EditorsNarve Fulsås , Tore Rem
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages200 - 212
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781108381130
ISBN (Print)9781108422208, 9781108424737
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • international
  • actors
  • touring
  • performance
  • distribution
  • A Doll's House
  • Ghosts
  • Ibsen

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