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This authoritative book offers comprehensive accounts of the professional journeys of three women working in silent film in the Netherlands, France, and North America. Film historian Annette Förster presents a careful assessment and exploration of the long careers of Dutch stage and film actress Adriënne Solser, French stage and screen actress and filmmaker Musidora, and Canadian-born actress and filmmaker Nell Shipman. In studying these three early pioneers, Förster renders builds a larger analysis of the interaction between the popular stage and the silent cinema, and how that interaction appeared from the perspective of women at work across both realms. A wealth of archival research provides fresh insights into Dutch stage and screen comedy, the French revue, and the American Northwest drama of the 1910s, illuminating the lives of three important women in the early era of film.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. Part I - Adriënne Solser
  1. Adriënne Solser on the Dutch Popular Stage
  2. pp. 23-72
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  1. Adriënne Solser and the Dutch Silent Cinema
  2. pp. 73-134
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  1. Part II - Musidora
  1. Musidora on the French Popular Stage
  2. pp. 135-168
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  1. Musidora and the French Silent Cinema
  2. pp. 169-280
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  1. Part III - Nell Shipman
  1. Nell Shipman on the American Popular Stage
  2. pp. 281-304
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  1. Nell Shipman and the American Silent Cinema
  2. pp. 305-426
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  1. In Conclusion
  2. pp. 427-430
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 431-432
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 433-526
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  1. Career Overviews
  2. pp. 527-538
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 539-542
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 543-544
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 545-560
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048524518
Related ISBN
9789089647191
MARC Record
OCLC
1163637857
Pages
572
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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