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Adaptations of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House Over the Years By Corrie Glanville When Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House was first performed in Copenhagen in 1879, it provoked a storm of protest including the complaint that it was highly unrealistic. After all, no actual woman would ever leave her family! Ibsen was even pressured to write a second ending in which Nora decides to stay for the sake of her children. Ibsen pronounced it a…

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by Corrie Glanville   FILMS With the Civilians’ You Better Sit Down on our Paramount Mainstage, please join us for these diverse cinematic depictions of divorce in the Bright Family Screening Room: Divorzio All’Italiana(1961) Starring Marcello Mastroianni in a hilarious turn as a married Sicilian baron who falls for his beautiful cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce being illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his rather…

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By Corrie Glanville BOOKS Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World by Robin Wright (2011) Award-winning journalist and television commentator Robin Wright, who has covered the Muslim world for over four decades, expertly captures the political awakenings of the recent Arab Spring in her latest book. Wright provides both the historical context for the rebellions sweeping the Middle East as well as keen insight into the newly empowered Muslim youth culture in…

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