Vol 22 (2010) Borders in a Theatrical Landscape

Volume 22 of Nordic Theatre Studies has a rather poetic title, where borders should here be seen in a broad sense. Borders can be between different theatre epochs, acting styles etc. But there is also the possibility of studying borders between countries and regions and how they are reflected on the stage. Another possibility can be to explore how rituals have emerged on border crossings, as well as memories of borders. The Nordic hemisphere (including the Baltic States) has undergone dramatic changes during the last 300 years. Some of them have been staged as historical dramas while others have lead to ceremonies of celebration. Only Sweden and Denmark have a long history of independence, Finland and Norway gained their national freedom at the beginning and the Baltic States at the end of the 20th century. The Second World War is a period that has different values and contexts in the Nordic countries; from neutrality, a part in the war to occupation. (Continue reading the introduction by Rikard Hoogland in NTS vol 22…)


Rikard Hoogland
Introduction: Borders in a theatrical landscape

Laura Gröndahl

Scenographic Borderlines: Reformulating the Practices of Scenic Design

Joanne Tomkins

The Politics of Locating Othello in Finland

Live Hov

Enter Nora. The first three productions of A Doll’s House, in Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Birgitta Johansson

Balancing on the Edge of Indecency – Melodramatic strategies in Alfhild Agrell’s Räddad (Saved) and Anne Charlotte Leffler’s Sanna kvinnor (True Women)

Anne Helgesen

Crossing the border between public and private Holger Drachmann and Bokken Lasson

Pirkko Koski
Puntila and Geography

Janne Tapper

The Social Substance of Jouko Turkka’s Era at the Theatre Academy of Finland

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