Dramatic Women: Three Great Plays
Mark Schenker of Yale College returns to our library to discuss three plays that together cover more than one hundred years of theater. Each has at its center a female protagonist: the bored daughter of a Norwegian general seeking excitement, a fading Southern Belle seeking kindness, and a nun in the Bronx in the 1960’s seeking justice. Separately and together, these plays raise questions about how women are viewed in life and in art.
March 4 2:00 Hedda Gabler (1891) by Henrik Ibsen
March 18 2:00 A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) by Tennessee Williams
April 1 2:00 Doubt (2004) by John Patrick Shanley
Please register separately for each lecture.
Hedda Gabler painting by Elling Reitan