A Doll's House

A Doll's House (1890) was a theatre production by Christiania Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Johanne Juell (named Dybwad from 1891) played the role of Nora.

Johan Fahlstrøm had his break-through as an actor as Krogstad in this production.


(Objekt ID 66334)
Object type Production
Premiere September 26, 1890
Produced by Christiania Theatre
Based on A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Number of events 28
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period September 26, 1890  —  October 2, 1895


The National Library of Norway, ibsen.nb.no, 23.09.2016, http://ibsen.nb.no/id/11156329

Normann, Axel Otto: Johanne Dybwad. Book published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1937

Contributors (11)
Name Role
Henrik Ibsen – Playwright
Ludvig Bergh (from 1890 to 1890) – Actor (Et bybud)
Johanne Dybwad – Actor (Nora)
Hanna Ehn – Actor (Stuepiken)
Alma Fahlstrøm – Actor (Fru Linde)
Johan Fahlstrøm – Actor (Sakfører Krogstad)
Fredrik Garmann – Actor (Doktor Rank)
Olaf Mørch Hansson (from 1890 to 1892) – Actor (Torvald Helmer)
Berent Schanche (from 1895 to 1895) – Actor (Torvald Helmer)
Leonora Selmer (from 1892 to 1895) – Actor (Anne-Marie)
Lucie Wolf (from 1890 to 1890) – Actor (Anne-Marie)
Performance dates
September 25, 1895Christiania Theater – New opening
June 29, 1893Gamle Scene – visiting performance
June 27, 1893Gamle Scene – visiting performance
September 2, 1892Christiania Theater – New opening
March 25, 1892Christiania Theater – New opening
September 26, 1890Christiania Theater – Opening night
Press coverage

Hans Aanrud, September 27 1890, Verden Gang [Christiania]: 
"All had the feeling that here, something of significance was happening, and that in more than one way, but as natural and correct was, the delight gathered around Miss Juell - the happy child - her mother's daughter. It was as if she was surrounded by a spirit, a spirit whose work she is to continue and - who knows - perfectionate. But then a work was continued, that has rested since her mother's passing, rested like her costume, which was tonight brought forth to be used again for the first time by her daughter. The moving tribute went to the passed one, the present one and the coming one, and because of it, it also has a force that is rare at Christiania Theatre."

Writer and date unknown, Christiania Intelligenssedlene [Christiania]: 
"Miss. Juell is best where the role is at its most difficult. [...] Her acting has the immediacy of life itself."

Writer and date unknown, Morgenbladet [Christiania]: 
"The great and determining plus with Miss Juell's Nora is that she all the way through gives it with the truth, freshness and immediacy of experience [...] Supported by her lively face's vividly changing expressions she gives Nora pain from the first horror, into the premises of a confused mind and suicide thoughts, increasing in natural increments, and namely at some points with heart-breaking effect."