Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in America
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Among Ibsen’s plays, A Doll’s House has been the work that has proven of particular interest to American actors and audiences. This chapter traces its history in the United States, from the fi rst productions at the end of the nineteenth century to the present. A close relationship is argued between the popularity of this play and a public perception of Ibsen as a dramatist of socially relevant theater, especially related to the women’s movements in America. The chapter concludes by analyzing the best-known recent interpretation of the work in America, the 2003 Dollhouse by experimental director Lee Breuer.