Category: Core in the City

Charles McNulty on Depictions of Violence in Theater

In this compelling article, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic McNulty discusses the controversial topic of violence in theater. Here is a sample: What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable violence in art? If gruesomeness is the criterion, much of Jacobean drama would have to be banned, including Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with its graphic scene […]

MassMoca Trip in March

The Core encourages students to join the BU Art History Association on a trip to MassMoca on Saturday March 2nd. MassMoca is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country (for their official site, visit http://bit.ly/XwXaBv). The cost of the trip is $10 and includes transportation, guided tour, and box […]

Brahms, Sibelius and Beethoven

The Core is offering 15 free tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra performance on Thursday February 7th, at 8:00 PM, in the Boston Symphony Hall. From http://bit.ly/VWRVKL: The eminent German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads three masterpieces from the heart of the orchestral repertoire. The program begins with Brahms’s earliest orchestral masterpiece, his Variations on […]

Trip to the Peabody-Essex Museum

Professor Zhou in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature has offered to include Core students in a trip to the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem. The trip will take place this Saturday, March 24. The Peabody-Essex Museum has a well known collection of Chinese and Asian art, highlighted by a Chinese house that was […]

Core to see Pride & Prejudice on stage

On March 20th, the second-year Core Humanities students will hear a lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by the novelist Allegra Goodman.  Dr. Goodman’s most recent book The Cookbook Collector has been described as a “Sense and Sensibility for the digital age.” We are fortunate that a theatrical version of Pride and Prejudice is […]

Core revels at the Frog Pond

On Friday, February 11th, a crew of Core congregants convened on Boston Common with a few of the faculty, for an evening of frivolity and physical fitness: skating on that iciest of seasonal attractions, the Frog Pond rink. Cocoa was had, our sources report. Happiness levels were uniformly elevated in all participants. Photo courtesy Prof. […]

Another response to the A.R.T. Ajax

Prof. David Roochnik, Core seminar leader, lecturer, and professor in the Department of Philosophy, wrote in to the Core blog to share this thoughts about the production of Ajax Core students and faculty attended this weekend. Interesting production. Brilliant idea to use the video screens for the chorus. But the disconnected speeches they uttered were, […]

MoS Planetarium Grand Reopening

Exciting news! Boston’s Museum of Science is holding its grand re-opening of their newly-renovated planetarium this Sunday, February 13.  This is now the most technologically advanced digital theatre  in all of New England!  The show chosen for the launch presentation is titled  Undiscovered Worlds: The  Search Beyond our Sun. The Museum is on the Green […]

On the Core visit to Henry IV

Several Core students traveled to the artsy Fan Pier / Seaport neighborhood this weekend, to take in a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets to the play, which was put up the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, were made available by Prof. Diana Wylie and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship fund for humanities programming. According to […]

Join Core faculty for “My Favorite Boston”

As part of the Core’s ongoing initiative to engage students with the cultural resources of Boston, the department has organized a series of Friday afternoon excursions under the heading “My Favorite Boston. All groups depart Fridays at 3:00 PM from CAS 119; sign-up beforehand in the Core office as space is limited. These events are […]