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MAW brings computer pioneer Ada Lovelace to the stage

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Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By David Weinstock



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STEVE SMALL AND Mary Krantz play Charles Babbage and Ada Byron Lovelace in “Ada and the Engine.” Ada’s vision of computing was a precursor to such devices as the iPhone. Middlebury Actors Workshop will present this performance April 11-14 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

MIDDLEBURY — Girls in Victorian England, even from wealthy families, were rarely taught science or mathematics, much less allowed to build careers in such male realms. A woman’s proper place was in the home. So why did Ada Lovelace’s mother have her tutored in math from an early age?

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