This book offers comprehensive accounts of the professional itineraries of three women in the silent film in the Netherlands, France and North America:
1– the long career of Dutch stage and film actress Adriënne Solser;
2– the stage and screen career of French actress and filmmaker Musidora;
3– the stage and film career of Canadian-born actress and filmmaker Nell Shipman.
The study provides an analysis of the interaction between the popular stage and the silent cinema from the perspective of women at work in both realms; fresh insights into Dutch stage and screen comedy, the French revue and the American Northwest drama of the 1910s — all grounded in a wealth of archival research.