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Nature of Victorian audiences subject of lecture

The Humanities Research Group’s Distinguished Speakers Series presents Tracy Davis delivering her free public lecture, entitled “How historical is spectatorship? Knowledge, expertise, insight and taste among racialized and gendered audiences in mid-Victorian Britain,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University.

Ethel M. Barber Professor in Performing Arts in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University, Dr. Davis is a specialist in performance theory, theatre historiography, and research methodology. She is director of the graduate school's Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring initiative and chair of Northwestern University Press's editorial board.