Dartmouth Events

Pre-Show Panel Discussion: Victorian Morality and Reality in 19th Cent London

A conversation with playwright Joy Wilkinson, the author of "The Sweet Science of Bruising", and Professor Carolyn Dever of the Department of English.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Hopkins Center 200 Top of the Hop
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars, Performances

A Pre-Performance Panel Discussion: Victorian Morality and Everyday Reality in 19th Century London
with Playwright Joy Wilkinson and Professor Carolyn Dever
Saturday, February 22
7:00 pm @ the Top of the Hop

Please join playwright Joy Wilkinson and Professor Carolyn Dever for an examination of gender expectations, class disparities, and violence in the parallel universe of Victorian London’s urban underbelly, as well as a discussion of the playwright’s research and creative processes. Joy Wilkinson is an award-winning writer whose work ranges across film, television, theater and radio; her play The Sweet Science of Bruising first opened in London in 2018 and is receiving its American premiere at Dartmouth in February 2020 (performance details and tickets available HERE). Carolyn Dever is a professor of English whose areas of expertise include gender studies and  19th-century British literature and culture.

The discussion will be moderated by the production's director Peter Hackett, Professor of Theater and Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Milena D. Zuccotti

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.