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During her hour-long address, Hart -- a leading scholar in contemporary theater and feminist theory -- focused on several plays to point out specific examples on how lesbians and gays can be both positively and negatively. She also highlighted portions of Anniversary Waltz as one play which mixes heterosexual romance rituals in a lesbian setting. The play -- which was presented last spring as part of the Women's Theater Festival at the University -- can change the genearl public's perceptions of lesbianism, Hart added. The Lesbian and Gay Academic Union was formed nine years ago in response for the need for scholarly discourse on subjects with a lesbian or gay perspective, according to Bob Schoenberg, assistant director of student life programs at the University. He added that the Union is loosely comprised of faculty, staff, and graduate students from several Philadelphia Universities. -- Riz Shavelle

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