Author Archive for: ‘Eirik Frisvold Hanssen’

A Doll’s House and the Performance of Gender in American Silent Cinema

In the US during the silent period, four film adaptations of Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House (Et dukkehjem) from 1879, were produced, all of which are considered to be lost films: a one-reel film produced by the Thanhouser Company in 1911; a 1917 production directed by Joseph De Grasse and starring Dorothy Phillips [fig. 1]; a 1918 film directed …

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