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King University News :: King History Professor to Participate in Talkback Panel at Barter Theatre

King College Associate Professor of History Dr. Martin Dotterweich will participate as a panel member in a talkback discussion, in conjunction with the Barter Theatre’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” on March 9 and 10 at 7:45 p.m. preceding the play.  The play, from the novel by Charles Dickens, was adapted by Richard Rose. 

“A Tale of Two Cities” is a classic tale of spies, treason, and love set in London and Paris during the French Revolution.  Aristocrats, barristers, lovers, and foes fight for love and freedom in the best of times, and the worst of times.

During the talkback panel discussions, the audience will have the opportunity to ask panel members questions.  Questions may be posed to explore the social undercurrents at work in London and Paris during the French Revolution, why did this revolt take place at this time, what factors contributed to it happening, and could it have been avoided.

The talkback session will include a mediator along with other panelists including Dr. Dotterweich, who will speak to the historical aspect of the play. 

“This year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birth,” said Dotterweich.  “The Barter’s production of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ with the inclusion of the talkback panel is a perfect way to celebrate Dickens work.”

Dr. Dotterweich received his undergraduate degree in Literature and Philosophy with a minor in Bible from Wheaton College.  He received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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