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Literature/Theatre: A Doll’s House (Ibsen) – Contemporary Production & Audience With Dr Ioana Szeman From University of East Anglia

February 6 @ 12:05 - 12:50

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In this Literature/Theatre session, Dr Ioana Szeman, a leading academic in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia, will run an interactive talk for students on A Doll’s House (Ibsen) – Contemporary Production & Audience.

This session focuses on three recent theatre productions of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” including a Broadway production. We will discuss how each production aimed to engage contemporary audiences and make the play relevant to them.

You will read short sections of the play and discuss each production’s distinctive staging, from casting choices to stage design, in relation to main themes of the play.

You will gain insight into how staging shapes the meaning of a play, as well as a new angle of textual analysis.

This workshop is designed for A-Level students, and equivalent, to undertake as part of a classroom exercise or as individuals.


Lecturer Profile: Dr Ioana Szeman


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Literature/Theatre and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying Literature/Theatre at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Zoom and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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February 6
12:05 - 12:50
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