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Leonard Conolly to Discuss A Doll's House as part of Rooke Lecture Series

Leonard Conolly, Professor of English Literature at Trent University, will lecture on Ibsen's A Doll House as part of the sixth annual Rooke Lecture Series on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.

Prof. Conolly is an expert on drama and a noted Shaw scholar. He has published numerous works on drama, including Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson (2002).

A Doll's House, remarked George Bernard Shaw, "will be as flat as ditchwater when A Midsummer Night's Dream will still be fresh as paint; but it will have done more work in the world." Ibsen's masterwork, considered revolutionary in 1879, still changes fundamental social assumptions today.

The Rooke Lectures, which have been presented annually since 1998, honour the memory of the late Barbara Rooke, who was chair of Trent University's Department of English Literature from 1969 to 1973. This year's series is titled At Work In The World... Books That Made A Difference.

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All lectures take place at the Peterborough Public Library and are free and open to the public.

Posted January 27, 2004

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