“Do you really want to go away?” Elizabeth Baker--her life and work.
Maya Cantu, Bennington College

Sunday, January 27, after the Matinee

Cantu is on the Drama Faculty at Bennington and Dramaturgical Advisor to the Mint. She received a D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. Her book American Cinderellas on the Broadway Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from “Irene” to “Gypsy” is now available through Palgrave Macmillan.

“A Radical affair…” Nonconformists and Liberal Politics.
George Robb, William Patterson University

Saturday, February 2, after the Matinee

Professor Robb will talk about Nonconformists (or Protestants) at the turn of the last century in England. Robb received his PhD in History from Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. His most recent books are British Culture and the First World War (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015) and Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression (University of Illinois Press, 2017).

“I forgot, you used to be a Puritan, Tom.” Thomas Scott’s Beliefs.
J. Patrick Hornbeck, Chair and Professor of Theology, Fordham University

Sunday, February 3, after the Matinee

Hornbeck teaches and writes on the history of Christianity, on religion in the contemporary U.S., and on the relationship of religion and law. A frequent commentator in the national press, Hornbeck is author or editor of eight books, including most recently Remembering Wolsey (Fordham University Press). He holds graduate degrees from the University of Oxford and attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate.

“Times have changed:” Thomas Scott’s London.
Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University (Emeritus)

Sunday, February 10, after the Matinee

For more than three decades, Walkowitz, a British historian, has concentrated her research and writing on nineteenth-century political culture and the cultural and social contests over sexuality. Her latest book, Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London extends her interest in the cultural and social history of London to mid-twentieth century.

Did you know?

Many of our EnrichMint Events have been recorded and are available for viewing online.

  • Charles Duff
    "N.C. Hunter: Plays That Actors Liked To Speak"

    Charles Duff is a British teacher, actor, theatre director, writer and critic. His first professional role was in N.C. Hunter’s The Adventures of Tom Random at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1967. His book, The Lost Summer: The Heyday of the West End Theatre, focuses on the playwrights of the commercial British theatre of the mid-twentieth century. In this video, filmed after a performance of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, Charles discusses how N.C. Hunter’s plays fit into this rich period of theatrical history. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 13, 2016.

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  • Roger W. Oliver
    "British Theatre in the Postwar World"

    Roger W. Oliver is Professor of Liberal Arts and Drama at Juilliard, and Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at NYU, where he teaches courses in Modern British Drama. In this video, filmed after a performance of A DAY BY THE SEA by N.C. Hunter, Roger discusses how the play fits into the larger context of post-WWII British theatre. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 6, 2016.

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