Weekly Round-Up, 6-17-17

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  • Actor and ex-hobbit Martin Freeman hopes to bring John Milton’s “epic, exciting, and surprisingly modern” Paradise Lost to a TV screen near you.
  • Unable to make the trip to the Vatican to witness the Sistine Chapel for yourself? Fear not, an exhibition closer to home may satiate your interest. “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel,” a touring exhibition of reproductions of such works as The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, visits the Westfield World Trade Center in New York City for a month beginning June 23.

Where's Waldo for the Renaissance age.  Via Wikimedia Commons.  (Public Domain)

Where’s Waldo for the Renaissance age. Via Wikimedia Commons. (Public Domain)

  • Rembrandt in China: The National Museum of China in Tiananmen Square in Beijing presents works by Dutch artists Rembrandt and Vermeer in what is being lauded as the largest exhibition artwork from the Dutch golden age in Chinese history.
  • Germany’s first liberal Muslim mosque, the Rushd-Goethe mosque, opened amidst controversy, criticism, and police protection this Friday, June 16. The mosque takes its name from the German poet Goethe and the twelfth-century polymath Ibn Rushd (also known as Averroes).
  • Remember that we mentioned the Public Theater’s recent depiction of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with the titular character resembling a certain president of ours? Turns out hate mail has found its way to a variety of unaffiliated Shakespeare companies, including the nearby Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.

That’s it for this week! We hope to see you e x t r e m e l y soon.

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