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A Doll's House : Post Show Conversation with Boston University Professor Brian Walsh

1/28/2017 Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre
2pm

Boston University professor Brian Walsh and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland will lead a post-show discussion about Ibsen’s A Doll’s House after the 2pm performance on January 28.

Brian Walsh is a visiting professor in the English department at Boston University, where he teaches modern drama and in the University's core curriculum. A Shakespeare scholar by training, Mr. Walsh is the author of two books on Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre: Shakespeare, the Queen's Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Unsettled Toleration: Religious Difference on the Shakespearean Stage (2016). He is currently doing research on contemporary British theatre and on Indian film adaptations of Shakespeare.

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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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