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Ibsen & Strindberg’s Battle of the Sexes
May 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
In anticipation of its repertory productions of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and August Strindberg’s “rebuttal” play, The Father, the Theatre for a New Audience joins with the American-Scandinavian Foundation to present an evening at Scandinavia House with noted scholars of Ibsen and Strindberg. Jonathan Kalb moderates a lively discussion between Joan Templeton and Eszter Szalczer, asking: What drove the lifelong enmity between the Scandinavian titans of 19th-century drama? How did their complex sympathies towards the combatants in “the battle of the sexes” inform their work? And why do the questions they posed about gender, society, and the individual continue to resonate today?
Ibsen & Strindberg’s Battle of the Sexes is co-presented with Theatre for a New Audience.