A Doll's House : Post Show Conversation with Harvard Professor Martin Puchner

2/4/2017 Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre

Join Harvard professor Martin Puchner and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland for a post-show discussion after the 2pm performance of A Doll’s House on February 4.

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy (Oxford, 2010; winner of the Joe A. Callaway Award), Poetry of theRevolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (Princeton, 2006; winner of the MLA's JamesRussell Lowell Award), and Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama (Hopkins, 2002;2011), as well as of numerous edited volumes and sourcebooks. He is the general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature and the Norton Anthology of Western Literature. He also writes for the London Review of Books, Raritan, Bookforum, N+1, Public Books, and Inside Higher Ed. At Harvard, he has been involved in enhancing the role of the arts and humanities and led the effort to establish a program in theatre, dance, and media. He is completing a book on the intersection of storytelling and technology called The Written World.


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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