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A Doll's House : Post Show Conversation with MIT & Northeastern University Professor Anne Fleche

1/21/2017 Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre
2pm

Join MIT and Northeastern University professor Anne Fleche and Huntington literary apprentice Sarah Schnebly for a discussion about the themes in A Doll’s House after the 2pm performance on January 21.

Anne Fleche is interested in connecting theories of language, performance, theatricality, and film. Her publications have appeared in Semiotica, TDR, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, as well as book collections. She is the author of Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams and US Dramatic Realism. Ms. Fleche has an MA andPhD in English from Rutgers University and an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She lectures in drama and film at Northeastern University and at MIT.

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About A Doll's House

Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life: happily married with children and security. When Nora risks her reputation to save her husband’s life, the consequences test the limits of their love. In an acclaimed new translation by Bryony Lavery, Ibsen’s powerful, groundbreaking classic about marriage, money, and equality remains as compelling and relevant as ever.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes the brief smoking of a cigar. 

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“I am thrilled to be back at the Huntington working on a play that so brilliantly exposes the challenges of marriage, and speaks with surprising eloquence to us. Ibsen is not only writing about a woman's need for independence, but about how we all struggle to be our genuine selves while meeting the needs of our society and our relationships.”— Melia Bensussen

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