Dramatic Women: Three Great Plays

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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

 

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